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Chair Based Exercise

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How can you make your move?

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:00

This Girl Can Charity Night Out

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 (18:00 - 21:30)

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Steady Steps

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Partners

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

Partners

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