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Seated exercise

Seated exercise – getting the best from exercise in sitting

Monday 24 October at 2pm

Our next information session from Dr Gretchen Hawley will focus on seated exercises, demonstrating how using a seated position to practice exercises can be a good alternative to standing. The session is for everyone, so whether you want to add variation to your current exercise routine and perform some new challenging exercises from sitting or you are a wheelchair user and want to know some great exercises to work the core and upper body, then please join us for this session.

Dr Gretchen will first start the session by explaining the different positions you can exercise in when sitting. The purpose of this is to demonstrate the many options available to you that is not just the typical position of standing, but using the position of sitting as an advantage rather than a compromise. Most people think standing is the best position for exercise, but that’s not necessarily true!

Secondly, Dr Gretchen will talk about why you would want to perform exercises in a seated position (i.e. improved quality of movement, reduced or increased level of difficulty, reduced pain and discomfort). We’ll also hear about how to position yourself for success for seated exercises (i.e. sitting up tall vs. reclined) and how changing your body position can get better results.

Dr Gretchen will run us through different seated exercises that will work on core strength, cardiovascular fitness, upper body strength and also lower body exercises.

Session overview

  • Exercise positions –standing vs sitting positions
  • When and how to adapt – reducing / increasing the difficulty
  • Seated exercise demonstrations – types of exercise

The session will finish with time for question and answers with Dr Gretchen.

We hope you can join us for this session. If you can’t make the session live, don’t worry as we will be recording the presentation and will make it available to watch again for all those registering in advance.

We have a suggested donation is £5 for this information session, but you can make a donation of your choosing from £1 to attend.

If you would like to know more about this session or would like help in registering, please email register@ms-uk.org.

Please read our Health Screening Questionnaire before taking part in the exercise session.