Slow Toe Taps

Slow Toe Taps

This is a sample of a Kitchen Sink exercise you can do at home. This exercise is done while supporting yourself by holding onto a stable surface, such as a kitchen sink.

Before you start your exercises be sure to check the following: Do you feel OK? Have you eaten? Are you wearing shoes that have a non-slip bottom? Is there any clutter, or things you could trip over around you?

  1. Stand facing the kitchen sink. Hold on with both hands.
  2. Starting with the right foot keep the heel on the floor and lift your toes up.
  3. Count 1, 2, 3 while you lift your toes and then lower them and relax.
  4. Repeat with the left foot. Lift, 1, 2, 3 lower, relax.
  5. Continue to do this 3 to 5 times with each foot. Do them slowly.

Gradually add one or more repetitions every few days until you can do this 15 times with each foot.

Activity Checklist:

  • How are you feeling after this exercise?
  • Are you ready to continue?

Check out the Healthy Aging Toolkit page for more sample Kitchen Sink exercises.