There are many health benefits to having an active routine. Feeling more energetic, lowering your blood pressure, and increasing strength in your joints and muscles are just a few. For many of us, it’s not easy to stay active on a regular basis. We may find that we face many barriers, especially for those of us with a chronic illness. However, we find that chair exercises are one way to work around this and still get some activity in for the day! Chair exercises are an easy way to promote activity in your life and can easily be done anywhere, from the comfort of your home or your desk at work. We put together some clips of some of our favorite moves that focus on arm strength and flexibility.

Last time we shared some moves that focus on arm strength and flexibility, but this time, we put together some more moves that work on leg strengthening and flexibility, check them out and watch the video here!

01 Seated March

Place your hands on your thighs and march your legs up and down.

02 Leg Raises

Sit tall with your feet flat and close together. Lift your heels off the ground, keeping your toes on the floor.

03 Leg Circles

Place your hands on your thighs. Lean back until your shoulders are resting against the chair. Life one leg straight out in front of you and slowly draw a big circle with your toes.

04 Hamstring Stretch

Sit up tall and straighten one leg. Press your heel to the floor and pull your chest slightly forward, bending at the hips and keeping your back straight. You should feel a stretch in the back part of your thigh. Repeat with the other leg.

05 Back Stretch

Keep your feet flat on the floor and your arms to your side. Life your head up slightly, stretch both arms straight out, breathe in deeply through your nose. Pull both your arms in, reaching toward your shoulder blades, lower your chin to your chest.

Try out these moves combined with the armchair exercises for a total body workout! And for the full video, click here.

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