These arm circles exercise and the circles for the wrist and ankles are referred to in this video as the three circles.
With simple yet effective circle motions, you will be stretching these muscles.
These senior stretching exercises use a simple circle motion to help stretch your muscles.
The first is the arm circle stretch. This move stretches your arms, shoulders and upper back.
The wrist and ankle circle stretches focus on these smaller but important joints and muscles.
I especially love the wrist stretch since I spend most of my time typing on a computer.
Stretching the wrists, ankles, hands and feet are often forgotten yet can be so helpful to relieve joint pain and stress in these areas.
The directions below are basic instructions as the move is very basic. You will want to use a kitchen chair of folding chair for these wrist, ankle and arms circles exercise.
You can also do them standing up if you feel comfortable. Keep a chair handy to hold onto if you need additional support especially if you are trying the ankle circle standing up.
Arm Circles Exercise
This one stretches the arms, shoulders and upper back.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly.
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