While staying at home and staying safe, there are still exercises you can do to stay fit and active
While we are home, it’s still important to take time every day to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Here are a few tips to help get you started.
- Sit-to-Stand-Standing up from a chair or other surface helps maintain good health, fitness, and mobility.
- Tandem Stance- Stand tall with your feet together, and brace your core. From here—holding onto a wall, counter, or sturdy chair for balance.
- Wall Push-Ups- Stand in front of a sturdy wall away but as close as you need to. Place your hands up against the wall directly in front of your shoulders. Keep your body straight and bend your elbows to lean in towards the wall. Stop with your face close to the wall and then straighten your arms to push your body away from the wall.
- Single Foot Stand- Stand behind a steady chair and hold onto the back. Pick up your left foot and balance on your right foot as long as is comfortable.Place your left foot down and then lift up your right foot and balance on your left foot.
- Toe taps
- Sitting in a chair and keeping your heels on the floor, lift your toes high enough that you can feel the muscles along your shin working. (This helps keep blood circulating in your legs and also strengthens the lower leg.)
- Repeat 20 time
- Shoulder blade squeeze
- Sit up straight in your seat, rest your hands in your lap, and squeeze your shoulder blades toward one another.
- Focus on keeping your shoulders down, not hunched up toward your ears, and hold for 3 seconds.
- Release and repeat 8 to 12 times.