Helps to strengthen your thigh muscles to make stair climbing easier.
■ Using a sturdy dining chair, sit on the edge of it with your feet hip-width apart in front of you, back straight, hands resting lightly on your thighs.
■ Squeeze your thighs and bottom, put your weight into your heels, then slowly stand up in front of the chair. Pause at the top, then slowly lower your bottom back down to your starting position again. Repeat ten times.