Be Active: Alternating Lunges


A lunge works all of the muscles of the lower body and is a great balance exercise. 1. Standing next to a wall for balance, start with your feet hip width apart and your shoulders back. 2. Take a large step forward. Keeping your upper body upright, sink your body straight down so that your front knee and back knee bend to about a 90 degree angle and your back knee almost comes into contact with the ground. 3. Pushing through your front leg, stand up and bring your front leg back to starting position. 4. Step forward with the other foot and repeat for a total of 10 on each side.