Exercise for Seniors

SeniorsEven seated exercise is beneficial

People who need mobility chairs can still benefit from exercise, although they may have to do it in a seated position. Many of those using mobility chairs have the use of their limbs, but use the chairs because they tire easily. Walking may not be a good exercise choice in this case.

Instead, they can try doing leg lifts in a seated position. Start by lifting only one leg at a time to a horizontal position and then put the leg back to vertical. Do this 10 times with each leg to start, working up to three sets of 15 leg lifts per leg. Once this has become easy, lift both legs at the same time, again starting with 10 lifts and working up to three sets of 15 leg lifts. To increase the work load on the leg muscles, ankle weights can be added. Start with one pound per leg and start over at the lowest number of lifts.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found
    this board and I find It really helpful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to offer something back and help others like
    you aided me.

  2. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great, let alone the content!

  3. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having
    problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you
    an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog
    you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and
    I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here