Seated Exercises for Older Adults

As we age, physical activity helps us attain our goals, maintain our functioning and promote comfort. In addition, routine exercise can help reduce arthritis pain, improve mood, sleep and blood sugar control, as well as affect memory.

This video includes both balance and strengthening exercises, which can prevent falls and hip fractures. This video is appropriate for those older adults who cannot stand or who need support when standing.

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20 Responses to Seated Exercises for Older Adults

  1. Eliza Don says:

    good for the office as well

  2. Alicia Garcia says:

    Muchísimas gracias por estos excelentes ejercicios.

  3. Kenneth Morris says:

    Ideal ex excises for an 86 year old

  4. Ian Lopez says:

    why am i here…

  5. ahmed mahmoud says:

    thank you very much for this video

  6. Navin Shah says:

    Good thanks

  7. Donna Bettencourt says:

    Good job not senoie just handicap

  8. Dwight Jr says:

    How to unlock your hip flexors? You can try this

  9. That fandom says:

    am i the only kid watching this? yea? okey

  10. Annette Bowen says:

    Thank you for this video. As a senior living with rhematoid arthritis, these excercises are just what I need!!

  11. Fitness With Cindy says:

    Thanks for sharing! These are so valuable. Love that they can be done while sitting watching TV, reading a book, etc.

  12. Seamus Liam says:

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  13. Wendi Jackson says:

    These exercises are also good in building core strength. And remember to sit up straight. No slouching.

  14. Op Ram says:

    Exercise? I thought you said extra fries…

  15. nat mai says:

    Whose not a senior but is watching this?

  16. yep says:

    Get off the chair and squat. This is useless

  17. K C says:

    Thank you for this video. My husband just got out of a rehab unit to regain strength after a difficult illness. These exercises are much like what he was doing in physical therapy and it's easy for him to work along with the model.

  18. Panneer selvam says:

    Good information, Here i suggest you Heritage Medical Centre it is one of the best old age home now a days. It provide services like Physiotherapy , Alzheimer's care, dementia care etc. Visit now for best home care services.

  19. Senior Fitness Wales says:

    Very good exercises and clear instructions. I'm sure this has helped a lot of people 🙂

  20. Elena Savchenko says:

    My mother is 75 years old and I have especially for her got a leg stretch, a hamstring stretch. Regular classes increased her physical condition and health, decreased muscle aches and tension. There are many kinds of devices for stretching, I chose what was more convenient. For example, Leg Stretch Machine –

    one of the best stretching machines takes up a lot of space and will suit who is a big apartment.

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