Being physically active can increase your strength, lower health risks and improve your mental health. Gundersen's Office of Population Health provides the following programs and activities to keep you moving.
Swing into Shape
This safe and effective exercise program teaches gentle movement to improve range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. Balance skills and posture awareness are emphasized during seated and standing exercises, and muscle strengthening is done with resistance bands. This program is geared toward the older adult, anyone who is deconditioned or someone who is looking for a basic program.
Gentle Yoga – A Place To Begin
Yoga is an ancient mind body exercise with special attention given to movement, breathing and focus. Yoga promotes range of motion, it helps restore flexibility and it can improve circulation to the joints and to the entire body, which promotes healing.
A resource for those who are looking to get started. A simple, sturdy chair is all you need to do these gentle stretching activities.
These resistance exercises are done seated with a resistance band.