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Chair exercise classes for seniors often use exercise bands for resistance training. Bands are versatile and easy to use, so there is no need for a lot of equipment. Participants can loop the resistance band around the chair back for some exercises. For others, they can sit or put their foot on the band to anchor it. A band can be adjusted to be shorter or longer to provide appropriate resistance. If it's not long enough for something like shoulder raises, it can be adjusted for one arm at a time.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|