“I can hardly walk without getting short of breath”
“I have bad knees and a bad back”
“I am not able to stand for very long”
Many of the patients I work with are not able to perform tasks that we often times take for granted. The above statements are ones that I hear from most of my beloved patients. I try my best to work together with them, and under their doctor’s discretion, to develop a plan that includes physical activity within their reach.
Sitting/chair exercises have been quite successful with many of the patients I work with and I usually suggest for them to search for free online resources to make it even more feasible.
I decided to give some of those exercises a try myself and share how we could move it while we sit.
I did this workout without weights since most of my patients do not have them, but the gentleman in this video, Rob, used cans of food as his weights and I loved that!
Rob also had such a contagious smile and positive attitude, making this workout enjoyable as well as effective.
This video is great for those that need a shorter workout and even though I also did not use weights for this one, you may use water bottles like in the video.
On this day, I also did a workout from fellow blogger Deniza. This one was just as an added bonus for me.
I did 3 rounds and it was an awesome lower body workout! I felt it the next day 😉
A stretch and cool-down followed of course.
I really liked this workout because it can be adapted to your personal fitness level by simply adjusting the speed.
For this day, I went back to the desk exercises I showcased on previous Move It Mondays:
PopSugar’s Desk Exercises for strength training
Chair Sun Salutations for stretching and relaxation
You can still be fit while you sit and I love to hear the joy in the voices of those I worked with when they found a way to be active without further compromising their health.