Consider performing the following exercises on a regular basis. If you have not been exercising, work up to a level with which you feel comfortable. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Stretch arms outward. Move in small circles clockwise. Reverse and move counterclockwise.
Raise one arm at a time high in the air and slowly move toward the opposite shoulder and touch with your fingers.
Stand. With arms to your side, slowly raise arms high above your head; slowly lower to your side.
LEGS AND FEET
From a sitting position, lift one leg at a time straight out. Rotate your foot clockwise then counterclockwise.
From a standing position, bend one leg and lift as high as possible
If you have steps or a stepping exercise block, use them frequently. Hold on to handrails for safety.
NECK AND HEAD
Lower your chin to your chest and count to four. Lean your head backwards and count to four. Repeat.
Reach behind your neck and massage your neck and shoulder muscles or have a friend assist with this exercise. Wrap a warm towel around your neck and shoulders for relaxation.
Occasionally throughout the day, take two or three deep breaths.
Walking is always helpful. Begin with a short distance and gradually increase your walking time. If possible, walk with a friend and always carry personal identification. (Mall walking is very popular and provides safety and access in all kinds of weather.)