Armed

When I am  in situ in my favourite chair – a.k.a. command centre –  I like to do a few strengthening exercises; especially since recent events have forced me to curtail some of my normal activities. 

  1. With my arm at 90 degrees, palm turned inwards, I press against the side of the chair. Hold for 10*. Release. Repeat.
  2. Shoulders down. Arms at 90 degrees, I press my upper arm back into the chair. Hold for 10*. Release. Repeat.
  3. My forearm is placed along the arm rest.  Press down and hold for 10*. Release. Repeat.
* I increase the intensity by holding for longer.

While someone with fully functioning joints may question the validity of these light exercises, they are important to maintain and preserve function.

Image courtesy of Sandi Baker.

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