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Introduction to Seated Exercises

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Exercise is an important part of COVID-19 recovery in order to regain your strength, endurance, flexibility, and ability to fully take part in all aspects of your daily life. Even if you cannot yet tolerate exercise standing up or moving more vigorously, it is still very important to keep yourself as active as possible.

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Categories: Start Here, Seated, Standing, How To, Exercise

This highly practical and functional exercise strengthens the muscles we need to be able to safely get in and out of chairs, stand up from bed and get on and off the toilet.

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Seated Stacked Breathing

Categories: Start Here, Breathing, Seated, Exercise

Stacked breathing is a technique to increase the size of the breath you are able take in. It can also improve the strength of your voice and your cough, so you can better clear out the lungs, as well as your lung flexibility.

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Seated Pursed Lip Breathing

Categories: Start Here, Breathing, Seated, Exercise

Pursed lip breathing is a technique that makes breathing easier and more effective and can resolve shortness of breath caused by exercise or increased activity.

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Seated Back Stretch

Categories: Seated, Exercise

This back stretch helps mobilize along the whole length of the spine. It is a seated version of the 'cat/cow' yoga pose.

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Seated Calf Raises & Marching

Categories: Seated, Exercise

These exercises improve knee and hip flexibility as well as the circulation in your lower legs and can help prevent blood clots.

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Seated "Figure Four" Hip Stretch

Categories: Seated, Exercise

This stretch can help loosen up muscles in the hip that get tight from sitting for a long time.

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Seated Mid & Upper Back Stretch (with a ball)

Categories: Seated, Exercise

This stretch can improve the mobility all along the upper and midback, helping with breathing, posture and resolving mid and upper back pain or stiffness.

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Seated Neck Mobility & Stretches

Categories: Seated, Exercise

Learn movements and stretches to keep the muscles the neck and upper back flexible, which can help resolve headaches, muscle pain, stiffness, and improve your posture.

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Seated Posture

Categories: Seated, Exercise

Improving posture can make breathing easier, help with back and neck pain, enhance our digestion, reduce heartburn and decrease seated stress incontinence.

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Seated Torso Twist

Categories: Seated, Exercise

Rotation makes our midback more flexible and can decrease stiffness and discomfort in these areas, especially when paired with breathing exercises that further stretch the muscles between the ribcage.

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Seated Tripod Position for Shortness of Breath

Categories: Seated, Exercise

The tripod position helps get more air in the lungs when you are short of breath and may make it easier to breathe, especially when other breath control techniques are used.

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Seated Upper Body Mobility

Categories: Seated, Exercise

Increasing chest and shoulder mobility improves posture, breathing ability, and can help resolve neck, upper back and shoulder pain.

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Supine Shoulder Flexion

Categories: Supine, Exercise

This upper body exercise can improve shoulder flexibility and mobility, and can be easily turned into a strengthening exercise with the addition of weights or weighted objects.

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Seated Belly Breaths

Categories: Breathing, Seated, Exercise

Stress and illness can affect how we breathe, impacting our digestion, cardiac and pulmonary function, nervous system and overall health. Luckily, we can control how and where we breathe in our bodies to change this.

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Pelvic Proper Toileting Position

Categories: Pelvic, How To, Seated

Learn how to change your toileting position to better relax the pelvic muscles, making it easier to eliminate stool from the body.

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"ILU" Self-Massage Technique for Abdominal Discomfort

Categories: Pelvic, How To, Seated

Learn how you can use the "ILU" self-massage technique for bloating, constipation, diarrhea and general abdominal discomfort.