Arm chair aerobics works for seniors

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Kayla Hataway, activities director at Sabine Council of Aging’s Legacy Building in Many, is shown leading armchair aerobics recently. Many of the seniors take part in the exercise program. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

They’re twisting at the Legacy Building of the Sabine Council on Aging. The music is loud and action is live when senior citizens attend Chair Aerobics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Chair aerobics is easy for the elderly and very beneficial. Seniors with limited mobility or are wheelchair-bound are ideal for this type of low impact exercises. If a person has to exercise from a chair, there are any number of exercises they can participate in. Things such as stretching arms and fingers, lifting arms above the head, air boxing and punching, and arm circles all provide a great work-out.
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