chair workout

These chair exercises for seniors are a perfect, low impact way to work out, whether you’re stuck sitting at a desk or simply not comfortable doing a standing workout today.

Why Do Chair Exercises For Seniors?

There are many times when a sitting down workout may make more sense than a standing workout.

The same benefits can be achieved, but with a little less intensity. It’s all about keeping your body moving.

Here are just a few of the examples when sitting exercises might make more sense than a standing workout. You’re…

-Brand new to exercise and need a milder intro to working out.

-Recovering from an illness such as a cold, the lu, or some type of virus.

-Recovering from surgery or an injury and experiencing limited mobility.

-Just not feeling up to a full-blown half hour standing workout.

-Feeling vertigo or experiencing balance challenges.

-Having a flare up in your rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

-Seated at a desk for an extended period of time.

Benefits of A Seated Workout

You still have plenty to gain by doing a chair workout for seniors, including:

-Better circulation and cardiovascular strength

-Improved strength and muscle tone

-Increased range of motion in joints

-Increased metabolism to help burn fat

-More core strength which will help with balance issues

-Increased bone density

-Improvement in your mood and enhanced sleep

-Improved brain health

So get moving, whether doing these sitting exercises, walking, biking, aerobics or any recreational activity that gets that blood moving through your body to bring life-giving nutrients and oxygen to your organs, muscles and joints.

If you liked this workout, you should also check out my seated core workout here!


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