Sit to Stand

In this session of 12 in the series we address the loss of muscle mass in the legs. This can affect simple walking, stairs, down curbs, carrying things and getting up from chairs. Strength training with weights/resistance is one of the best ways to keep muscles and bones strong and healthy. Fifty-minutes a week of moderate to vigorous exercise or 75-minutes of vigorous exercise.

“Lower body strength training can reduce fall risk by providing Stability and Strength in the ankles, lower legs, hips, thighs, and pelvis increase power to rise.”

Chair Stand Exercise Description

  1. “Sit toward the front of a sturdy chair with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.
  2. Rest you hands lightly on the seat or reach forward as shown, keep your back and neck straight and chest slightly forward.
  3. Lean forward and slowly stand up, using your hands as little as possible.
  4. Slowly sit back down. DO NOT LET YOURSELF COLLAPSE BACK DOWN INTO THE CHAIR. Rather control your body as you lower yourself back down as much as possible.
  5. Repeat this movement eight to 12 times or as many times as possible.

The club member annual dues are $10.

Listed in HOA-1 under exercise and support; we have quarterly support & educational meetings on the third Thursday of the month 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in HOA-1 Arts & Craft Center, room 3. Next to the Gift shop. Any Neuro conditions Are welcome! Health Coach W54776 for Parkinson’s info and support.

Reach BIG/PWR! Certified Trainer, Vera Shury at (520) 275-8755 or via email at

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