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Chair Exercises

These are static stretches suitable for people of all ages. They are done sitting on a sturdy straight chair that you have placed on a carpet. Hold each position six seconds by counting 1001, 1002, etc. Then relax. Repeat each exercise the five times. You will find these exercises will relax muscle tension and strain caused by sitting in one place for a long time.

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  1. Neck Muscle
  2. Neck Muscle
  3. Back of Neck and Shoulder Muscles
  4. Shoulder Muscles
  5. Back Muscles
  6. Back Muscles
  7. Back Muscles
  8. Shoulders and Pectoral (chest) Muscles
  9. Legs and Back Muscles
  10. Buttock and Stomach Muscles
  11. Leg Muscles

Donna Terbizan, PhD, Professor
Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, LRD, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service