Experiencing an elevated state of health and wellness starts with our daily habits. The type of exercise we engage in and what food we are feeding ourselves to fuel those workouts has a direct impact on our overall state of physical and mental health. Each month, Hoag Concierge Medicine wants to make planning easier by equipping you with expert insight.
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Exercise: Sit to Stand
Workout Type: At Home Strength – Lower Body
Benefits: Strengthen muscles in the thighs and core for stability. Helpful post knee/hip surgery or if having difficulties getting up from a chair, out of a car, or off the toilet.
General Instruction: Start seated, place feet hip width distance apart. Stand pushing through the heels, squeezing the glutes at the top. Do 2-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions.
Modifications: Hold weights to increase difficulty.