Most home seniors sit in front of their computers all day. They are racking up their chances that they will suffer from bad posture and the aches and pains that some from a back posture, at some point. This doesn’t happen overnight of course, but eventually, they will notice a difference in how they sit and act. But as senior, you can take some simple steps now on a regular basis, and you should soon start to see a difference in how you feel. These easy exercises will also help you to prevent those slumps you get on the computer during the afternoon, not long after you have had your lunch.
1. One of the simplest things you can do is to sit slightly forward on your chair and twist from your waist, so you turn to look to either side of you. A few simple repetitions of this exercise can make all the difference to your posture if you do them regularly. They also help to stretch and strengthen your muscles and loosen the tight muscles around the shoulders and neck which are often the primary cause of an afternoon headache.
2. Try rolling your chair back from your desk and sit comfortably in it for a moment with your feet on the floor
There are other things you can do as well, however. For example, try rolling your chair back from your desk and sit comfortably in it for a moment with your feet on the floor. Now raise your legs by bending them at the knee, so your feet are sticking out in front of you. 3. You can try holding the pose and twisting your legs around to move your ankles as well if you wish.
Of course, every type of exercise you do should only be done if you are fit enough to manage it. For instance, if you have some problem with your ankles, you should ask your doctor whether it is safe for you to do these exercises. They may recommend other exercises you can just as easily do at home.
4. Putting your toes firmly on the floor and then push down on them so you pivot your feet on the balls of your feet
Another good one for giving your calf muscles a good stretch is to put your toes firmly on the floor and then push down on them, so you pivot your feet on the balls of your feet. Can you feel your calf muscles stretching as you do this? You will be amazed at the difference this can make if you do it for ten minutes or so every hour or two. It stops your legs from becoming stiff, and you will certainly notice a difference by doing it regularly.
5. Chair squats are another good idea if you are already slightly fit. Just stand up ever so slightly, just going high enough so that your backside rises an inch or so from the chair seat. Count to 3 and sit down again. Do this exercise as many times as possible as often as you can.