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Summer Beach Ball Exercises for Seniors

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Beach ball exercises can be a fun and engaging way for seniors to stay active and improve their strength, balance, and coordination. Here's an outline of some beach ball exercises suitable for seniors: 

Seated Ball Toss 

  • Sit on a chair with good posture and hold the beach ball in both hands. 

  • Extend your arms forward and toss the ball gently to a partner or against a wall. 

  • Catch the ball as it comes back and repeat the tosses for a set number of repetitions or time. 

Beach Ball Squeeze 

  • Sit on a chair with your back straight and place the beach ball between your knees. 

  • Squeeze the ball using your inner thigh muscles and hold the squeeze for a few seconds. 

  • Relax and repeat the squeezing motion for a set number of repetitions. 

Balancing Act 

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding the beach ball in both hands at chest level. 

  • Slowly shift your weight onto one leg and lift the opposite leg off the ground. 

  • Balance on one leg while maintaining control of the beach ball. 

  • Switch legs and repeat the exercise for a set number of repetitions. 

Beach Ball Volley 

  • Stand facing a partner or against a wall, several feet apart. 

  • Use your hands or a lightweight paddle to volley the beach ball back and forth. 

  • Try to keep the ball in the air without letting it touch the ground. 

  • Increase the challenge by adding movement or stepping side to side while volleying. 

Remember, before starting any exercise program, it's important for seniors to consult with their healthcare provider to ensure they are suitable for their individual needs and abilities. It's also essential to warm up properly before attempting any exercises and listen to your body, stopping if you feel any pain or discomfort. For more information, contact a Spring Arbor Senior Living community near you by visiting www.SpringArborLiving.com. 

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