There are ways to be active that are gentle on our bodies.

"I can't be physically active."

There are ways to be active that are gentle on our bodies.
  • Stretching is a great way to get our blood flowing. Stretch your body in a way that is still comfortable for you.

  • Leg straightening strengthens your thighs and can help reduce symptoms of arthritis in the knee. Sit down and straighten your leg out in front of you. Hold it for 1 second and repeat 10-15 times. Switch legs and repeat.

  • Stretch your chest muscles to improve posture. Sitting or standing, hold your arms at shoulder height with your palms facing forward. Slowly move your arms back and squeeze shoulder blades together. Hold for 15-30 seconds and repeat 2-5 times.

  • Stand behind a chair and hold for balance. Slowly lift one leg to the side keeping it straight. Hold for 1 second and repeat 10-15 times. Switch legs and repeat.

Try This

Try one of these stretching exercises today.

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Exercise for Seniors

Watch this video for simple stretching exercises you can do sitting down.  

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