Learn more about our Patient Engagement products now! Turn your patients into active participants in their healthcare by giving them easy access to the same evidence-based information you trust – but delivered in an easy-to-understand format.
Exercises that you do while sitting (chair exercises) can give you many of the same benefits as full exercise. Benefits include strengthening your heart, burning calories, and keeping muscles and joints healthy. Exercise can also improve your mood and help with depression and anxiety.
Before starting other exercises:
Exercise A: Arm stretch
Slowly repeat arm stretches for one minute as tolerated.
Exercise B: Leg stretch
Slowly repeat the movements for one minute as tolerated.
Exercise C: Reach for the sky
Exercise A: Shoulder roll
Do shoulder rolls slowly for one minute as tolerated.
Exercise B: March in place
March in place for one minute as tolerated.
Exercise C: Seated jumping jacks
Slowly repeat seated jumping jacks for one minute as tolerated.
Exercise A: Shoulder squeeze
Slowly repeat the movements forward and backward for one minute as tolerated.
These symptoms may represent a serious problem that is an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.). Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
Cookies are used by this site. To decline or learn more, visit our cookies page.