chair workout

These seated 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 Consider A Chair Exercise Routine?

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.

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.