5 Minute Chair Exercises for Seniors or People with Mobility Issues

Hi I'm Alicia

I hope you are doing good today Thanks for joining me So check me out over on my website That is Taylorlifecom

One of the things I don't talk a lot about is that I have an autoimmune disorder called Ankylosing Spondylisis A-S for short And whenever it acts up, it acts kind of like arthritis It settles into the big joins like the spine and the hips So I got this this week

It is a resistance band workout for healthy seniors It's specially designed for senior people It improves flexibility and strength Yes I know I am not a senior

But I have a lot of the issues that they do and I really need a gentle and safe workout Let's check it out and see what's in the box It's really taped together – there we go! So, It comes with a little exercise booklet It's got some handles This is so you can attach them to your resistance bands if you want to, but it's not required

Then it's got two sets of resistance bands So let me put them together and then I'll join you back in a minute and we'll take a look at some of these exercises together Ok I'm back And I have my resistance bands together and as you can see, I've got a little tail on both sides and that's because I'm short so I can put the handles anywhere along the fitness band that I need to

I'm only 4'10, so this right here gives me the resistance that I need I chose the green one because it has more resistance than the yellow one and that's what I need at this point in my life So, sit up straight and tall Keep both feet flat on the floor and just remember to breathe Now

As you do this, it'll become habit and breathing, sitting up straight – all this will come naturally Don't worry if you mess up the first time And you have resistance bands, but they don't have handles, feel free to use any resistance bands I'll be sure to put a link down below for this set if you really like this set and you can check that out Ok? Now, be sure to talk to your doctor

I am not a doctor I am just a blogger This is a program that I am putting into place to help me because I need some gentler exercises, but your needs may be different than mine, so talk to your doctor Or next two exercises are going to work our arms It's gonna work our biceps and it's gonna work the back of our arms called the triceps

Take your fitness band and trap it on the floor beneath your feet First thing we are going to do is a bicep curl Keep your elbows tucked in at your waist and slowly lift We'll just do that for 5 or 6 times Then take a break and when you feel ready add some more sets

Up your challenge Next up is the tricep kickback Keep your band trapped under your feet Then, just pull your arms back Keep your elbows tucked in next to your sides

You should feel that in the back of your arms Ok The next exercise we are going to do is going to work our upper back This is right between the shoulder blades and it's called a shoulder squeeze So hold the fitness band in your hand with your palms straight up and level with your lap

Again, keep your elbows tucked in and grasp your fitness bands with both hands and just pull apart You just do just like that – just pull apart, keeping your elbows tucked in at your side And you can feel this in your upper back And just do that about 5 times Ok

The next exercise is gonna work our upper chest and the backs of our arms again Take your fitness band and put it behind you Bring it up to underneath your armpits and this is where your hands should start as well – right here next to your armpits You have your elbows down at your side Fitness band behind you and you just pull straight forward

You should feel that through your chest and in the front of your arms and in the back of your arms I feel it in both places I hope that you really enjoyed this upper arm strength training routine for seniors It is easy enough for beginners to do You don't have to be a senior to enjoy it

I'll be sure to put the link down below They have a lot more exercises in this book, including some for the lower body, as well, but today, like I said, I just wanted to focus on the upper body And I thank you for watching and I hope you have a great day Thanks Bye Bye

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