Chair based exercises
For those of you with limited mobility or are otherwise not able to do regular exercises, why not give chair exercises a go? They’re extremely gentle and sitting on a chair provides stability.
Before you start, check out this great advice, along with a few basic exercises, in Heart Matters magazine from the British Heart Foundation.
Click www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/activity/chair-based-exercises to access.
Heart Matters magazine also has a simple chair-based yoga practice for you to try.
Click www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/activity/yoga/yoga-poses to access.
Our beloved NHS has some simple seated exercises on their website, which you can do every day.
Click www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises to access.
The Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust have a PDF to download of their chair based home exercise program.
Click www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/uploads/chair-based-home-exercise-programme.pdf to access.
For Facebook users, our colleagues at Maccabi GB are offering live chair based exercises weekdays at 11:30 am.
Click www.facebook.com/maccabigb to access.
Check out this simple sitting Qigong exercise routine on YouTube.
Try these easy to follow seated Tai Chi exercises, specifically designed for seniors, on YouTube.
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