Yes! There is an exercise god! Chair exercises!
You are able to exercise and warm up while you're sitting in a chair.
Chair exercises for seniors of all ages are slow
movements you can do while you are sitting down.
They allow you to warm up and stretch your muscles safely.
These exercises in a chair are great especially when you have foot or other pains. Pains that can make it a little too challenging for you right now to do our regular Stretching Exercises standing up.
Posture is always important for chair exercises.
Sit in a good chair that will allow you to have proper posture. Sit up straight in the chair with your back against the chair and your feet comfortably flat on the floor
A simple way to warm up is to start with these ...
Upper Body Chair Exercises
Hold for 20 seconds. Do at least twice.
Hold for 10 seconds.
Hold for 15 seconds. Do both sides.
Hold an easy stretch for 30 seconds. Do Not Over-stretch.
Hold stretch for 10 seconds. Do both sides.
Hold for 35 to 40 seconds. Do both sides.
You can stretch both forearms at the same time if you wish.
(The above excerpted from Vibrant Life, Sept-Oct 1992)
When You Do Your Chair Exercises Remember:
• Never force a stretch.
• Do these stretches slowly and carefully.
• You may feel some tension. This is normal, but you should not experience pain.
• Only hold a stretch that feels good.
Chair Exercises for the Lower Body
Hold for 20 - 30 seconds.
Medical Notice: It is not the intention of this article to provide specific medical advice, but to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. This article is presented for general information purposes only. Specific medical advice should be obtained with a thorough physical examination from your health care provider. consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.
*excerpted from 'Exercises You Can Do While Sitting in a Chair'by Rachel Keller
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All Warmed Up?
Great! Aren't these chair exercises a great way to get the old bod ready for a bit of walking?
Time to head back to your Fitness Walking Program and carry on feeling great again!
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