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Staying active in older age

June 26, 2020 4:53 pm

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When it comes to staying active, we all could do more. But for some reduced mobility can cause issues with your average exercise. Retirement is an exciting time for most and for some may mean a move into Park Homes like the ones you can see at http://www.parkhomelife.com/ to join a ready made community of other people who are near retirement or already retired. One of the many benefits of this style of living is that the single storey homes allow you to stay active and independent for much longer. If you are looking for some simple exercises that you can do with reduced mobility then look no further than yoga.

Here are some adapted yoga poses for sitting down.

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Seated  Mountain – sit on the chair with your feet on the floor and your knees at a 90 degree angle Take a deep breath in sit up tall, exhale gently. Inhale and on the exhale roll your shoulder blades down your back giving a gentle stretch.

Warrior 1 – starting in the same seated position above, inhale and life you arms straight up from your sides (like in a star jump). Join your fingers together over your head, exhale and gently roll your shoulders back. Take a few breaths in and out here.

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Seated Forward Bend – Rest you hand on your thighs in the seated position and inhale On the exhale gently fold your torso over your legs. Take a few deep breaths in this position and then inhale to sit you up straight again.

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