Blog by www.dailycaring.com
This simple home exercise is the best for mobility and independence
The ability to stand up from a chair makes a huge difference in everyday life for seniors. It helps with essential activities like getting up from the toilet, out of bed, and out of a chair.
That’s why the sit to stand exercise is probably the best of the mobility exercises for seniors.
It’s a functional exercise for that exact movement and strengthens leg, core, and back muscles.
Those muscles are needed to increase mobility and independence as well as improve balance.
Plus, no equipment is needed and it can be done anywhere you can put a chair.
We found a straightforward and free video from Eldergym that shows how to do the basic sit to stand exercise as well as how to make it more challenging as seniors gain strength.
We give an overview of the exercise instructions, recommendations for how many repetitions to do, and tips on how to keep your older adult safe while exercising.