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Chair Exercises with Chair Dancing: How to Create Low Impact Chair Aerobics Exercise with Music for Seniors by Mary Kelso
The topic of chair exercises for seniors with music is presented with links to 35 YouTube Videos that are FUN – MOTIVATING – and ENTERTAINING. There are other links and photos to illustrate options such as exercise equipment (i.e. exercise balls and therabands) and props for very reasonable prices. Chair exercise DVD’s for seniors with music are also discussed with links provided.
Anyone that needs limited mobility exercise options for a beginning level of fitness will enjoy these exercises, including chair exercises for Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
The activities can be used as wheelchair exercises or by individuals with disabilities of any age. The book presents multiple options for sit down exercises with music for anyone living a sedentary lifestyle or needing a walking assist device. Banquet style chairs without arms or wheels are perfect for chair exercises, but any similar style of chair that is sturdy and without arms or wheels can also be used.
Chair aerobics classes can be prepared to include cardio exercises with cardio drumming as an option. These chair exercises will consist of low impact stretching, leg-lifts, arm rotations and other arm and hand stretches and gestures.
Therabands are discussed and they can be used for strengthening exercises. Chair Yoga for Seniors is also addressed along with chair dancing that includes “dancing” moves to music for a sit down exercise.
A playlist for a specific age group or individual can be developed with the instructions for how to select songs and add the exercises to your selection.
WARNING: Please consult your health care provider before beginning and continuing any kind of exercise program.
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