SE Health produces an online magazine, Elizz, which a recent article from their editors promoted chair exercising. The following points are from the article.
‘Just as it’s important for any person to stay physically active for health, it’s vital to maintain a level of fitness as we age. Physical activity — including strength training and stretching exercises — has been shown to increase life expectancy, reduce the risk of disease, improve mood, and make performing daily activities much easier.
Not every older adult will have the ability or desire to enroll in a formal exercise program outside their home. And of course, during this COVID-19 pandemic, this is less likely to even be an option. But you don’t even have to leave home to get the exercise needed. That’s because many exercises can be performed with the help of a simple object that is already in our living space: A sturdy chair.
Seated exercise offers all sorts of great benefits. The best part is that it gives older adults a way to exercise without the risk involved with other types of exercise.
Because you will remain seated the whole time, there is added stability that just isn’t there with other types of physical activity that require standing. This way, the risk of falls and other injuries is greatly reduced.
Some of the benefits of chair exercises include:
- Better flexibility and range of motion
- Increased blood circulation
- Increased muscle strength
- Better balance
- Less joint stiffness and pain
- Better concentration and elevated mood
- Lower levels of stress and anxiety’
Neither SE Health nor Elizz magazine has sponsored Sittingym, many of points raised are addressed by Sittingym equipment and exercises.
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