Simpler exercise for better health.
The simpler tiptoes exercise can help to stimulate acupoints which can alleviating backache and improve overall health.
Recommended tiptoe exercise:
1) Toe stand exercise:
Keep your body upright with your feet closed and put your hands on both sides of your body, then slowly lift your heel, relax your body, and finally gently lower your heel. Keep it repetitive and practise 30 to 50 times per day. If you’re feeling fatigued, you’re encouraged to rest.
2) Walk on toe:
By lifting the heel and walk on your toes, you can strengthen the muscles on the back of your calves. You should practise this based on your physical condition. (Caution: The middle-aged and elderly with severe osteoporosis are not advice for doing this exercise.)
3) Sit and Tip:
While you sit, keep your knee and thigh levelled in a horizontal state, raise your heels off and down. Do a repetitive of 30 to 50 times per day, speed could be adjusted according to your own physical fitness.
In alternative you may also put two bottles of mineral water or a small pet on the thigh for additional weights.
4) Tip toe full stretch (Lying down):
Lie relaxed on the back and put your legs together, straighten up, point and stretch your toe to the front, then release and back to straight. May do it one-legged after one. You may take a rest if you’re feeling uncomfortable on the calf. Keep on doing this repetitively for a number of 20 to 30 times at a time, per day.