We’re all aware that exercise is key to our overall health and wellness, however maintaining an active lifestyle can become challenging over time. Nevertheless, incorporating exercise into our daily routines is crucial, as it helps to relieve tension, improves muscle flexibility and strength, enhances blood circulation, and benefits mental health.
Our Independent Occupational Therapist, Julie Jennings Dip COT HCPC, says that “if you spend long periods of time sitting, you can incorporate more activity into your life by carrying out chair exercises” as they will help to keep muscles, joints and bones strong, leading to improved posture, balance and cardiovascular health.
We’ve put together a list of simple seated exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Whether you find yourself sitting for extended periods or have a spare ten minutes while you’re catching up on your favourite TV show, these chair-based exercises can make all the difference.