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Chair Squat: At Home Exercises for Residents, Part 2

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In the video below, ERS Wellness Director, Chloe Hough, shows residents how to do a chair squat, also known as sit-to-stand. Grab a sturdy chair and let's get moving! 

Exercise 2

Video Transcript

Chloe Hough
Hi, everyone. The exercise that we're going to review today is the chair squat, also known as the sit to stand. Make sure you've got a nice sturdy chair, no wheels on the chair. If there's arms on a chair and you want to use, that's OK too. Make sure you scooted towards the edge of your seat. Your feet are hip width or shoulder width apart, and your feet are a little bit underneath you. Not too far away from the chair. We're gonna rock our momentum forward like we're picking up a gift out front.
So we're gonna rock the momentum forward. Now we've got to push through with the legs to stand nice and tall. Now we just have to do the reverse to sit. So bending at the knees, we push our hips back. Our bottom lowers carefully to that chair and we sit without plopping. Same thing. Rock it forward. Take that momentum. Push up tall. Control it on the way back down. Now, if you want more of a challenge, cross those arms. Press through. Stand tall. Control it on the way down.
Kristin Davenport
May 13, 2020
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director in Cincinnati. Kristin is passionate about making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city. She is a Lead SAIDO Learning Supporter and a member of the ‘Refresh Your Soul’ conference planning team at ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex, live in Lebanon, Ohio with their 2 daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon.

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