For older adults and adults with mobility limitations, getting exercise can be a daunting task. The fear of falling, getting injured, or needing assistance can create barriers to achieving better health. It’s important to focus on form and building strength and flexibility slowly and safely. By beginning with exercises that focus on flexibility and increasing mobility, injury becomes less likely.
Exercise and its benefits can look different for everyone, so it is important to know your limitations. Gentle exercises can have a wide variety of benefits. These can include:
The following sites provide simple, safe exercises:
Sitting Exercises- NHS
5 Easy Chair Exercises- British Heart Foundation
9 Chair Exercises- GoodRx
Virtual Fitness and Wellness Events- Senior Planet
Consult with your doctors before implementing new exercises into your routine to reduce risk of injury. As always, stay safe and healthy!
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