Seated Flexibility, Cardio, Strength Workout

Seated Flexibility, Cardio, Strength Workout

Seated Flexibility, Cardio, Strength Workout
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Seated Flexibility, Cardio, Strength Workout

Physical activity is important when you have diabetes, but sometimes health issues can complicate a normal fitness routine. These exercises can be done while you’re sitting in a chair—so diabetic foot pain or flexibility issues don’t have to get in the way of exercising.

You’ll need a chair and a 2- to 5-pound weight in each hand for these exercises. If you don’t have hand weights, use two full cans of food from the pantry. Grab a chair and take a seat for these simple stretches, low-impact strength exercises and cardio moves.

For a low-intensity workout, start with the flexibility exercises and do either the cardio or the strength exercises, but not both. Extend the length of time for each exercise to 3-5 minutes and concentrate on doing all of the movements slowly. For a more intense workout, do all of the exercises in the following order, which should take 30-45 minutes. Get ready, sit, go!

Before any strenuous physical activity, be sure to talk to your doctor.

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