Chair exercises are exercises done in a seated position. The exercises can be done in a desk chair, wheel chair, or any chair at home or office. The exercises can include other exercise equipment such as weights or be structured or non-structured movements. Chair exercises provide a safe way to exercise for everyone, including people who may have balance issues or trouble standing. Chair exercises also take pressure off of the lower body making it a good alternative to people in pain.
Chair Exercise Tips
Do you want to give chair exercising a try in the new year? Here are some tips on chair exercising as presented by Brain and Life Magazine:
Make sure the chair you use is sturdy and slip proof. No wheels please!
The chair should be at a height that allows your hips to be at or just above your knees.
Sit toward the front of the chair, with both feet firmly planted on the floor.
Many forms of exercise can be adapted to chair exercise, including yoga, dancing, boxing, and other forms of exercise.
Everyone can benefit from stretches and other movements done during the day to take a break from office and desk work.
Several organizations offer sitting exercises online that you do including:
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Please check with your healthcare provider before you begin any new exercise regime.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this living well tips is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. You are strongly encouraged to consult a neurologist with any questions or comments you may have regarding your condition. The best care can only be given by a qualified provider who knows you personally.