Sitting Exercises

Gentle exercises that can be performed on your bed or chair, in the comfort of your home. They are designed to improve mobility while reducing the risk of falls.

Whether you've been away from regular exercise or simply prefer seated routines, these exercises are gentle and easy to follow.

Getting Started

Before you begin, ensure you have a solid, stable chair without wheels. This chair should allow you to sit with your feet flat on the floor and your knees comfortably bent at right angles. Chairs with armrests should be avoided as they can restrict your movement.

Dress Comfortably and Stay Hydrated

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. Keep a bottle of water within reach to stay hydrated during your exercise session.

Gradual Progression

Remember, building up your exercise routine gradually is key to success. Start with a manageable number of repetitions for each exercise, and over time, aim to increase the repetitions at your own pace.

Consistency Is Key

For optimal results, aim to incorporate these seated exercises into your routine at least twice a week. Combining them with other exercise routines can further enhance your overall well-being.

By engaging in these seated exercises, you are taking proactive steps to maintain your mobility, improve your strength, and reduce the risk of falls. Exercises can be adapted to your fitness level, ensuring that you can comfortably and safely enjoy the benefits of physical activity. Try to do these exercises at least twice a week. While beneficial for general health, on their own, chair-based exercises do not prevent falls – exercises must challenge your balance to do this. That’s why it’s important to combine these with other routines and activities. 

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