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Safe Seated Exercises

Introduction 

Seated exercises are a great way to get your blood pumping and body moving in a safe and comfortable way. The intention of seated exercises is to simply check-in with your body and focus on specific muscle groups one at a time. These gentle exercises can be done at home and help to improve your overall mobility when practiced on a regular basis.

Prepping for Seated Exercises

For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that does not have wheels and is sturdy. 

The chair should allow you to have both feet firmly planted on the ground, with your knees comfortably bent at a 90 degree angle. Try to avoid any chairs that restrict motion and have arm rests or other obstacles. You’ll want to wear loose and comfortable clothing and don’t forget to have water handy to help you stay hydrated!

Keep in mind: take your time with each exercise and don’t do anything that causes pain or discomfort. The goal is to gradually increase the repetitions of each stretch and exercise over time.

Seated Exercises: Instructions

Arm Exercises

21 Chair Exercises for Seniors: Complete Visual Guide

21 Chair Exercises for Seniors: Complete Visual Guide

Core Exercises 

21 Chair Exercises for Seniors: Complete Visual Guide

Leg Exercises

21 Chair Exercises for Seniors: Complete Visual Guide

Stretching Exercises

21 Chair Exercises For Seniors: A Comprehensive Visual Guide Pt 10 –  Westbrook Care Center

21 Chair Exercises for Seniors: Complete Visual Guide

Suggested Routine / Frequency

Try to do these exercises at least twice a week. You can even combine them with the other strengthening exercises or stretching routines. The goal is consistency! No need to push yourself to extremes. Just a little bit of movement every day.  

Conclusion

Seated exercises are a great alternative to more intense workout programs. They help increase daily activity and mobility and can significantly improve overall health!

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