is a video of
five exercises you can do while sitting in your chair or couch. The
whole routine will only take about two minutes to complete, so it's
perfect to do when you’re watching TV during
If you’ve been sitting for a couple hours reading or watching TV, even
five minutes of exercise is beneficial. You’ll get your joints moving,
muscles contracting, and blood pumping.
Here’s the video:
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To get started, scoot a little bit forward so your back isn’t touching
the backrest, and sit up tall.
– Extend one leg at a time so it becomes straight, then lower down and
do the other one. Do 10 total. This motion uses the large muscles on
the top of your thigh.
Press – Hold the pillow close to your chest and then push
it forward until your elbows are straight. Your arms should be parallel
to the ground. Do 10. This exercise uses your chest, shoulders, and
Squeezes – Fold the pillow in half and place it between
your knees. Squeeze your knees together, then release. Do 10. You
should feel your inner thigh muscles contracting.
Shoulder Press – This time you will press the pillow
straight up instead of forward. Do 10 This will use your shoulder and
– Do 10 circles with one foot, 5 one way, then reverse and do 5 the
other way. This exercise works a lot of the little muscles in your
lower leg that fine-tune the movement of the ankle and foot as your
foot contacts the ground when walking.
If you like these exercises, write them down on a piece of paper and
put it by the chair you sit in when you watch TV or read the paper.