Maintaining good health is a goal for everyone of all ages. But as we grow older, it may become difficult to maintain the same levels of everyday physical activity, especially if we have compromised mobility. Seated exercise class provides many health benefits as it increases our activity levels when added to our weekly routines.
It eases aches and pains. Many seniors do seated exercise daily to alleviate the discomfort associated with arthritis. The controlled movements help diminish the pains that come with certain muscular conditions that cause inflammation. Seated exercise can also help with your posture, which can do wonders for back pain. And if you do enough daily exercise to drive up your heart rate, you get the added bonus of improving your stamina!
Seated exercise improves flexibility and boosts circulation. From feelings of tiredness to numbness in the hands and feet, poor circulation could be the culprit. These exercises specifically work arm and leg muscles, which get the blood flowing and alleviates some of those symptoms.
Finally, exercise puts you in a great mood. It releases endorphins, which make you feel good. It can also alleviate stress and can even help lessen feelings of depression.
The Cambridge House residents who participate in our seated dancing class can attest to having a wonderful time with their friends, laughing and having fun while getting a fantastic work out. We have a Seated Dancing class at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in our lobby and at 10 a.m. every other Saturday.