Do you want to manage your arthritis, improve your balance, and feel lighter both emotionally and physically? Maybe you don’t like how stiff you feel or you’re attempting to reduce your risk of sickness. If any of this is relatable for you, the best thing you can do today is to exercise.
Start at your current pace, do everything in moderation, and avoid straining or injuring yourself. Spend a little bit of time exercising each day, and you will feel better and be able to do more in a very short period of time.
For older adults who have not regularly exercised for a while, light intensity workouts such as chair exercises are perfect to get you started. Read on as we share with you the suitable types of chair exercises for seniors in this article.
Begin by moving your shoulders back in circles to loosen them. Do this five or ten times, then switch directions and move your shoulders forward five or ten more times. This helps to warm up your shoulder muscles and improve your mobility.
Cross Arm Stretch
Beginning with the right arm, stretch your arm across your upper torso toward your left shoulder. You may then either hold onto your left shoulder or make your arm straight and support it with your left arm. Hold it for a few seconds, or until you feel a stretch in your shoulder blade. Let go and repeat with your left arm.
Upper Arm Curls
Sit or stand in a chair with your arms at your sides and your feet flat on the floor. Bend your arms at the elbows and bring them up toward your shoulder. Tense your upper arm muscle while you do so. Repeat with both arms ten times.
Stand up straight, using a chair, countertop, or wall for support, and extend your right leg out to the side and straight out as far as possible. It is critical not to lean into the leg lift or twist your foot. Instead, keep your leg straight. Keep your body straight while lifting your leg as far as possible and repeat 10 times on each leg. Your hips will loosen up as you work out on a regular basis.
Thigh and Core Strength
This exercise is most effective for improving balance. Take a seat on your chair. You can utilize the armrests if they are available. The goal is to solely use your legs to get out of your chair. You may need to use armrests or a table to assist you at first, but eventually, you should be able to do it hands-free and stand up using your legs and core.
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