CORE STRENGTH: DON'T FORGET YOUR ANKLES

Trainers talk a lot about core fitness. It is often taken to refer only to the ‘corset’ of muscles around the middle: the abs, the obliques and the lower back.

But for day-to-day strength, balance and agility - you need supportive knees and ankles, too.

You can start to strengthen your ankles really easily. 

Stand on one leg and close your eyes. Try to balance for 30 seconds and then change leg. It is harder than you think.

Do five sets of 30 seconds on each leg.

Then, try it with a friend, with your eyes open, throwing a ball to each other.

Roger Love