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Benefits of Chair Yoga for Seniors

Benefits of Chair Yoga for Seniors

Senior Fitness, Yoga & Pilates
In comparison to many forms of exercise, the benefits of Chair Yoga far outweigh the risks. The therapeutic exercises work the body, from head to toes, to the best of any client’s ability. Therefore, the method used, addresses the whole body in a single routine. This is an amazing feat, for a low-impact exercise program, where the average session lasts 45 to 60 minutes. The following information will highlight some of the many benefits of regular participation in a Chair Yoga  class. Increased circulation is a result of movement and every body part that can move is used in a typical Chair Yoga class. For many of us, we think of cardiovascular heath first, and this is right fully so, but Chair Yoga helps many other forms of circulation, within the body, as well. To sit still fo
Assisted Living Workouts Using Gym Equipment

Assisted Living Workouts Using Gym Equipment

Senior Fitness
Many assisted living facilities will have a workout room or fitness center, which is great news! You don’t have to leave the facility just to use workout equipment, and you can typically use it at any time during the day based on your personal schedule. These are some workouts that are good for seniors to do using gym equipment. Strength Training The first type of workout you can do if your assisted living facility has a workout room or full gym is to use the weight training equipment. There are a lot of different types of equipment, so just use whatever is available. Perhaps they are set up for circuit training, where multiple machines are set up in a large circle, allowing you to use each machine for a short period of time. Other workout rooms just have a single full-body wo
4 Group Assisted Living Workouts for Seniors

4 Group Assisted Living Workouts for Seniors

Senior Fitness
If you live in an assisted living facility, you benefit not only from possible on-site fitness resources and maybe even a gym, but the fact that you can exercise with others who live there. This can help to motivate you and keep you energized, while also getting in a good workout regularly. Here are some different workouts you can do with a group at an assisted living facility. 1. Dance Class If your assisted living community offers dance classes, you should definitely consider taking one! These can be so much fun, and because they are held at your community, all of the dance moves are going to cater to your physical capabilities. There are even seniors in wheelchairs or who can’t spend a lot of time walking or standing who love taking these dance classes. Plus, it is a
5 Solo Assisted Living Workouts

5 Solo Assisted Living Workouts

Fitness, Senior Fitness
You may live in an assisted living community with other seniors, but that doesn’t mean you are interested in exercising with them. But don’t worry, there are plenty of workouts you can do in the facility all by yourself! Here are some different solo assisted living workout options you might have. 1. Bed or Chair Workouts It is good to start with these types of workouts, because you shouldn’t feel like because you are in a wheelchair or bedridden, you can’t still exercise. There are a lot of workouts you can do if you are in a chair or bed, from gentle yoga or leg lifts in the bed, to upper body workouts if you are in a wheelchair. These can be done on your own right in your room, so it is often more comfortable as well. 2. Yoga and Stretching These are great exercises to

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