Turn An Ordinary Chair Into A Home Gym

Senior exercise is an important part of the health and wellness of seniors. It increases the metabolism, energy levels and alertness.  As you get older, it is hard to be mobile.  So, many seniors don’t exercise because they think it’s too hard, too boring, or they don’t want to risk getting injured. However, studies show that age is not a factor when it comes to benefiting from regular exercise.   And it doesn’t matter whether you’re in sixties, seventies, eighties, or nineties. If you make a commitment and follow through with regular exercise, you can reap it benefits.

Exercise For All Ages

Research shows that those suffering from chronic illnesses benefit from exercise, even if it is while sitting in a chair. If you’re an older adult who is not as mobile as you use to be, but are looking to build strength and stamina, then senior chair exercises are ideal for you.   As the name suggests, chair exercises allow you to get in shape while sitting down.  This form of exercising, also known as chair aerobics, is perfect for a senior who has trouble standing on his own or has difficulty balancing.

 Benefits of Fitness Exercise for Seniors:

By participating in a consistent exercise regime seniors can:

  • Prevent loss of bone mass
  • Improve balance
  • Increase confidence
  • Improve circulation
  • Lubricate joints
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Help maintain independence
  • Increase energy level
  • Improve flexibility
  • Alleviate chronic pain

The following video is a great example of chair exercises.  Watch now.


Exercise is vital for healthy aging.  Chair exercises can increase your strength, balance and vitality all while sitting down. They create movement, stretching, and help increase your heart rate.  Senior chair exercises are a great option for people with compromised mobility.  Also known as chair aerobics, chair exercises help seniors with limited mobility or balance problems improve their fitness level.  Each exercise involves a series of slow movements.

Chair exercises also benefit those recovering from surgery or injuries to increase their strength.  Consequently, you shouldn’t let limited mobility prevent you from reaping the benefits of regular exercise. Even if you are dealing with physical challenges, such as chronic health conditions or an ongoing disability, you can still incorporate exercise into your daily life.  Doctors recommend you exercise at least 30 minutes a day.

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