Exercise For Elderly

This article is for general information and understanding only. Please consult your physician for specific information and about proper exercise and precaustions.


STRETCHING EXERCISE


Upper Back Stretch

1. Begin seated with relaxed shoulders.

2. Extend arms forward at shoulder height and grab one hand with the other and push outwards while pulling your back and shoulders forward.

3. Hold for 10 seconds and release.


Chest Stretch

1. Begin seated with relaxed shoulders.

2. Pull extended arms back while grabbing one hand, keeping both hands down near the buttocks.

3. Pull your shoulders back and hold for 10 seconds and release.


Sit and Reach Stretch

1. Sit at the edge of a chair and extend your legs forward with your knees slightly bent.

2. Keep your heels on the floor and toes pointed toward the ceiling.

3. Extend both arms in front and reach to touch your toes, while slowly bending at the waist without bouncing.

4. Hold for 10 seconds then return to resting position.