Hi, I'm Christine King. Let's talk about how to strengthen the neck of the femur. The femur is the long bone that is at the top of your thigh. The neck is what sits right at the top of the hip, and it is at the most risk for fracture. So when you hear of people having a hip replacement or a hip fracture, that is where they're having the injury, so it's very important that we learn how to strengthen that area without hurting it. And there are several ways for us to do that. First, one of the most gentle ways is a wall squat, and that's using a large stability ball behind your back, leaning against the ball, walking your feet out a couple of steps, and gently sliding down and up with the weight in your heels. That's very important that your legs are out far enough that the weight can be in the heels. You want to build up to about 20 repetitions on that exercise. The next would be a lunge. Now some of you may have limited range of motion on a lunge, and that's okay, but you want to work into a large step forward, bending the back knee down and stepping back to your starting position. Try 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg. And then, working the inner and outer thigh of the hip is very important to protect that area, and that would be lying on your right side and raising the left leg up and down as high as you can, tightening up the outer thigh, and then doing the opposite, bending that left leg over the right and raising the right leg up and down as high as you can squeezing the inner thigh. All of those exercises combined will absolutely help you to strengthen the neck of the femur.