Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Senior Fitness & Balance Tips

Great article in today's IDEA newsletter about Balance Training for Seniors.

I've created a low impact chair workout for seniors you may enjoy:

Sit'n Fit is a chair workout. Seniors who have limitations can still be mobile without the added stress of back strain, arthritic pain or the possibility of falling.

While in a chair, march in place and increase your heart rate for cardio vascular conditioning.

Use resistabands for muscle conditioning - by placing the elastic band under your feet and holding it in place, you can:

1. curl your arms up and down to work biceps.

2. Tilt your body forward a bit and press back with arms to do triceps extensions.

3. Or, you can open your arms up and out to the sides to do shoulder flys.

4. Press them overhead and do shoulder presses.

5. Straddling the chair and twisting your torsos will help improve core strength.

There are actually a myriad of exercises you can do in a chair. Feel free to post questions or add your own exercises!

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