Seated exercise service

Seated exercise service

What does it do?

As we age, we lose lean muscle mass unless we perform physical activity to help maintain it.
 
By our mid-50s the rate of loss increases to about 1 percent per year.
 
Chair exercises provide the opportunity for older adults to stay active and combat this loss.
 
The low-impact movements are easy on the joints, and seated positions provide a safe environment for a population who often struggles with balance and may be at risk from fractures from falling.
 
When activities such as pass-the-ball are included in the routine, chair exercises promote a sense of community and a support system for those wanting to improve their fitness.
 
Seated exercise takes place twice a week by a trained support worker, subject to approval from your Doctor.

Who it is for?

Older people in Hythe and Lyminge

Where it is available?

Local service (Shepway).

What it costs:

There is no charge for this service.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above.

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Info last updated:

12/05/2015