Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: QUIZ: Can you live with only one lung? > Health-in-Motion Updated 18 June 2015 Ankle pump down This exercise helps increase ankle plantarflexion and strengthens the muscles in the back of your lower leg (calf). Push your foot down and point your toes toward the floor. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Start out doing 3 sets of 10 and work your way up to doing 3 sets of 30. Try to do the exercise three times per day. 0 More in Newsletters Selenium is an important nutrient More: Daily Dose: QUIZ: Can you live with only one lung?Health-in-Motion advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness Boosting muscle strength may improve memory Lifestyle Women catching up fast with men's drinking habits Parenting Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain Parenting Infants should share parents' room to help prevent SIDS Lifestyle Blood for transfusion doesn't have to be fresh Medical Calcium supplements safe for heart From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.