Posted April 11, 2016
If you happen to be up at 5 a.m. there is a good exercise show called “Sit and Be Fit” on PBS, Channel 13. It is designed primarily for senior citizens who may feel too weak or unsteady to go to the gym or who are getting over surgery or an illness and want to get back to being in shape. They show you exercises that can either be done while sitting in a chair or while standing. The “sit and be fit” part I think is really good because the exercises are safe to perform even if you are at home by yourself, kind of like home physical therapy. One of the big benefits is a focus on balance which these exercises emphasize. You need to practice balance as you get older- I am going to write some more about that in the future. I don’t know a single one of my patients who would not be able to do these exercises and should benefit from them.