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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