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Chair Based Exercise

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Chair Based Exercise Class

Monday 24th September

Tai Chi Fit

Thursday 27th September

Easy Chi Yoga

Tuesday 25th September

Bollywood Jhoom

Thursday 27th September

What is Chair Based Exercise?

Chair based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair.

Chair based exercise classes focus on aiding the muscles used in everyday activity and is performed at a pace that suits participants. Chair-based exercise can be done at home or in small groups and is easy to fit in to your daily routine.

Research has shown that many of the exercises can help to strengthen muscles and bone. Stronger muscles make every day activities such as washing, dressing, shopping or doing house work easier and less of a strain. You are less likely to injure your self doing everyday activities, stronger muscles help to improve balance and walking. There are exercises included that will help to improve your circulation which in turn will help to lessen cramp and help to keep you warmer.

Benefits

  • maintains/promotes independence and mobility
  • increases strength
  • increases flexibility and balance
  • increase ability to perform everyday tasks
  • decreased risk of falls

Costs

Chair based exercises can be done for free in the comfort of your own home.

Involvement

Resources and programmes to follow can be found on both the NHS ans BHF websites.

Equipment

Ensure that the chair you use is sturdy and stable. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Harborough LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
    Active Rutland

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    County Sport Network