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Eight Chair Exercises for Seniors


Chair exercises can be a great way for seniors to stay active and maintain their mobility and strength. Here's a simple and effective chair exercise routine for seniors:

  1. Seated March:

    • Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Lift one knee as high as you can and then lower it.

    • Repeat with the other knee.

    • Do this for 1-2 minutes to warm up.

  2. Seated Leg Lifts:

    • Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Lift one leg straight out in front of you, keeping it parallel to the ground.

    • Lower it back down and repeat with the other leg.

    • Do 10-15 reps on each leg.

  3. Seated March with Arm Circles:

    • Sit in the chair and perform the seated march as described above.

    • While marching, extend your arms to the sides and make small circles with your arms.

    • After a minute, reverse the direction of the arm circles.

    • This exercise helps with upper body mobility and coordination.

  4. Seated Knee Extensions:

    • Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Straighten one knee, then lower it.

    • Repeat with the other knee.

    • Do 10-15 reps on each leg.

  5. Seated Sit-to-Stand:

    • Sit on the edge of the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Use your leg muscles to stand up and then sit back down.

    • This exercise helps build leg strength and improve balance.

    • Do 10-15 reps.

  6. Seated Side Leg Lifts:

    • Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Lift one leg out to the side, keeping it straight.

    • Lower it back down and repeat with the other leg.

    • Do 10-15 reps on each leg.

  7. Seated Arm Raises:

    • Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height.

    • Raise your arms overhead, then lower them back to shoulder height.

    • Do 10-15 reps.

  8. Seated Torso Twists:

    • Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.

    • Twist your torso to the right, then back to the center, and then to the left.

    • This exercise helps improve core flexibility.

    • Do 10-15 twists to each side.

Remember to start slowly and at your own pace. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any exercise program. Staying active through chair exercises can help improve mobility, strength, and overall well-being for seniors.



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