Seated Calf Raises & Marching
These exercises improve knee and hip flexibility as well as the circulation in your lower legs and can help prevent blood clots.
Lift your heels off the ground as high as you can. This improves the circulation in your lower legs and can help prevent blood clots. Make sure you’re sitting up straight in your chair when you do these and do at least ten every hour if you’re otherwise not moving much.
Next, some marching! Lift your knee as high as you can in the air. Your back should stay straight, and you can alternate sides or do one side at the time if you’d prefer.
And though it’s not shown here, you can also kick your knee straight out in front of you while sitting in a chair. All of this will improve your knee and hip flexibility.
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.
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.