This seated exercise routine for seniors focuses on simple exercises that can help loosen up and strengthen the muscles in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees, and ankles. It’s a great daily routine at any age.
For this exercise routine, start off with a warmup, cervical rotation and sidebend, as well as deep breathing and seated trunk rotations to help get the muscles warm and loose.
For the first few exercises, using a resistive band is a great way to really focus on strengthening the muscles, but if you don’t have one, it’s not required to do the exercises. Shoulder horizontal abduction, shoulder ER, and seated rows with a band are great for the shoulders, neck, and back area.
Next, a long arc quad (LAQ) or knee extension might not seem like a lot, but it does a great job of working the muscles in the knees and hips.
Finally, a seated heel/toe raise will work on the lower legs and foot/ankle area.
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