As we age, physical activity helps us attain our goals, maintain our functioning and promote comfort. In addition, routine exercise can help reduce arthritis pain, improve mood, sleep and blood sugar control, as well as affect memory.
This video includes both balance and strengthening exercises, which can prevent falls and hip fractures. This video is appropriate for those older adults who cannot stand or who need support when standing.
Learn more about the Dartmouth Health’s Aging Resource Center at https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/aging-resource-center/use-it-or-lose-it.
Lebanon Aging Resource Center
0:15 Toe Raises
1:10 Heel Raises
4:25 Knee Raises
8:32 Upper Back
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