'Side Bends': Part 138, Fitness for Older Adults

'Side Bends': Part 138, Fitness for Older Adults

'Side Bends': Part 138, Fitness for Older Adults

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Happy #WellnessWednesday!

Today, ERS Wellness Director Chloe Hough shows us 'Side Bends,' which work our obliques, the muscles on the sides of the abdomen.

Oblique muscles are important for a few reasons. Among them:

  • They help you move your body from side to side.
  • They have a significant role in improving your posture and strengthening your lower back.
  • They help your body bend, and help rotate your trunk.
  • Also, they help with your breathing.

You'll need a sturdy chair without wheels and hand-weights or other light objects, such as heavy books or food cans.

Give it a try, and see what you think! Click here to see more exercise demonstrations.

Take time today for exercise — your body, mind & spirit all will feel better. #ERSlife

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Mike Rutledge

Mike Rutledge

Mike Rutledge has been Content Marketing Specialist for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) since early 2022. He writes articles, blogs and other information to inform people about things happening at ERS’ retirement communities of Marjorie P. Lee an... Read More >

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