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How can I strengthen my calf muscles?

To strengthen your calf muscles and ankles, do heel raises:

Start by standing up straight with your feet together. Hold on to a chair if you need extra balance. This is the starting position.
  • Place both hands on your hips, or one hand on one hip and one hand on the chair.
  • Raise up onto your toes. Count to three.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat this set of movements 10 times.


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