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Seated Senior Exercise: Can it really be effective?

September 27, 2013

Fact: Many seniors have a difficult time with standing exercise programs and can not do floor exercises due to difficulty getting down and back up.

So does this mean they have no options? Absolutely not!

Chair exercises are a great way to add a fitness routine to their daily activities. As a matter of fact, I teach a seated version of my program at a few of the senior living centers and senior activity centers in NW Jersey. They work the upper body and work on some leg strength and flexibility as well.

Here is Livestrong .com has to say about seated senior exercise.

“Exercise comes in many forms and varieties, including chair exercises. Chair exercises effectively assist elderly individuals to exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on their bodies.

Movement works to lubricate joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation.

These exercise and movement outcomes result in a decreased number of falls and an increased ability to better accomplish day to day physical activities. Chair exercises should be performed on a sturdy straight-backed chair with both feet sitting flat on the ground unless otherwise stated.”

I am currently finalizing my CGFit™ Basics seated exercise eBook covering 10 chair exercises.  If you have difficulty standing to exercise, or are a caregiver for an older senior and have an interesting in knowing when this book is ready, send me an email  to be added to our announcement list. 

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