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Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair.

An Overview of Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes focus on aiding the muscles used in everyday activity and is performed at a pace that suits participants. Chair-based exercise can be done at home or in small groups and is easy to fit in to your daily routine.

Research has shown that many of the exercises can help to strengthen muscles and bone. Stronger muscles make every day activities such as washing, dressing, shopping or doing house work easier and less of a strain. You are less likely to injure your self doing everyday activities, stronger muscles help to improve balance and walking. There are exercises included that will help to improve your circulation which in turn will help to lessen cramp and help to keep you warmer.

Benefits

  • maintains/promotes independence and mobility
  • increases strength
  • increases flexibility and balance
  • increase ability to perform everyday tasks
  • decreased risk of falls

Costs

Chair based exercises can be done for free in the comfort of your own home.

Involvement

Resources and programmes to follow can be found on both the NHS ans BHF websites.

Equipment

Ensure that the chair you use is sturdy and stable. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.

Find Chair Based Exercise Activities Near You

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Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Zing Somerset