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As you know our good friend Chuck is mostly homebound for the next several weeks. (No he's not wearing an ankle monitor).

So, lets use this thread to offer helpful suggestions as to what he can do with all that time. :naughty:
 

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Chuck, here are some helpful Chair Exercises for Seniors :stickpoke, from Mary Ann Wilson's Award Winning Television Series. :wtf:
http://www.sitandbefit.org/chair_exercises_for_seniors

MARY ANN'S QUICK AND EASY ENERGIZER CHAIR WORKOUT

(The following exercises are done seated in a chair)

WORKOUT OBJECTIVES:
♦ Lubricate joints ♦ Stabilize spine
♦ Increase circulation ♦ Strengthen postural muscles
♦ Keep ankle joints flexible ♦ Strengthen mobilization muscles
♦ Strengthen tibialis muscles or shin


ANKLES
Circle the ankle by drawing an imaginary circle with the toes, 4 times to the right, then 4 times to the left. Repeat exercise with left foot. This exercise lubricates the ankle joint.

SHINS
Tap the toes by lifting the toes of both feet (with the heels on the floor) and dropping the toes. Repeat 8 times and pause. Then lift toes and hold for a second and release. Repeat 4 times. This exercise strengthens the shin muscles and will help prevent tripping.

CALVES
Extend leg from knee and flex the ankle. Point the toes toward the knee and feel the calf muscle stretching. Repeat 4 times on each leg, alternating legs. This exercise will help avoid cramping in the lower leg.

QUADRICEPS
Extend leg forward. Tighten knee cap as though pushing on a gas peddle, then release. Repeat 4 times on each leg. Put hand on quadricep (front of thigh) and feel the muscles contract. This exercise stabilizes the knee joint and strengthens the muscles needed to get up and down in a chair or on and off the toilet.

HIPS & REAR
Squeeze the buttocks muscles together and release. Repeat 4 times. Then sit on one hip and tighten the abdominal muscles. Repeat 4 times, alternating right and left hip. Strong gluteal and hip muscles are important in walking.

BACK & HAMS
Bring one knee to the chest (circle the ankle at the same time to lubricate the ankle joint). Repeat 8 times, alternating knees. Stretched lower back and hamstring muscles help prevent low backaches.

SPINE & NECK
Sit up tall and lengthen the spine. Hook the right arm over the back of the right side of the chair and reach across the body with the left arm for spinal rotation. With the arms in this position, look right as far back as the eyes will go. Look forward. Look left. Repeat the exercise on the left side. This exercise helps to keep the neck and spine flexible.

SHOULDERS
Lean out over the side of your chair (don't slouch- keep rib cage lifted). Allow the right arm to dangle straight down to the floor and keep it totally relaxed, even the fingertips. Begin circling the arm from the shoulder. Just start the arm moving and let it circle on its own. Don't try to make a perfect circle. Count to 8 and then reverse the circle. Repeat the exercise with the left shoulder and arm. This exercise warms up the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder.

SHOULDERS
Roll right shoulder forward-up-back-down. Do exercise with the left shoulder. Repeat 4 times on each shoulder. Then roll both shoulders at the same time. Repeat 4 times. This exercise loosens up the shoulder joints.

BACK
Pretend you are holding a wet tray in front of you (OK, I added the word wet) at waist level with palms up. Elbows should be lightly touching the sides of your body. Now pull right elbow back, then left elbow, squeeze both shoulder blades together and then release. Repeat 4 times. This exercise strengthens postural muscles.

NECK
Put the neck in alignment by touching the chin with one hand. Then pull the chin back from the hand, (keeping the chin parallel to the floor). Do not tilt the head up or down, keep it level as though it was moving back and forth on a set of railroad tracks. Now turn your head to the right, look back with your eyes as far as you can. (Stay in your comfort range). Repeat exercise to the left. This exercise helps to prevent a stiff neck and insures proper neck alignment.

UPPER BODY
Look straight ahead and lift both arms from side of body up toward ceiling and then back down toward floor. Repeat one time. Reach up with one arm at a time as though you're picking apples from a tall tree. Repeat 8 times, alternating right and left. Stretch your fingers as you reach up. This will help lengthen your spine, increase circulation and range of motion, and exercise the fingers, all at one time.

SPINE
Reach up with right arm, reach down with left arm and stretch 2 times in both directions as you reach with your fingertips. Repeat exercises with left arm up and right arm down. This exercise stabilizes the spine.

FINISH
Lift both arms from sides of body toward ceiling and then back down. Place relaxed hands, palms up, in lap. Now take a deep breath and give yourself a pat on the back! You did a great job!
 

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12 Ways Retirees Spend Their Newfound Free Time
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2010/06/25/12-ways-retirees-spend-their-newfound-free-time

Here is what retirees do all day.

Sleep. You can toss out your alarm clock in retirement and sleep until you are fully rested. But retirees only get a few minutes more rest nightly than Americans overall. Those between ages 65 and 75 spend 9.55 hours daily sleeping, bathing, and dressing, which is only slightly longer than the 9.45 hours the population as a whole spends on those activities.

Watch TV. The typical American watches an average of just over two and half hours of TV each weekday. Retirees sit in front of the TV even longer. Those age 65 to 74 years old generally watch three and a half hours of TV on weekdays and seniors age 75 and older watch over 4 hours daily.

Housework. What? No fu--ing way. Retirees spend more time cooking, cleaning, and gardening than Americans overall. While most individuals spend 1.8 hours each day on household chores, retirees spend 2.58 hours working around the house. These numbers also include time spent on pet care, home and vehicle maintenance, and household management. Even in retirement women spend nearly an hour more on household activities than men.

Eat. Retirees appear to linger a little longer over most meals. Older Americans spend 1.45 hours eating and drinking on weekdays versus 1.22 hours among people of all ages.

Work. :wtf: What? Are you kidding? NO. Many people continue to work during the traditional retirement years – both because they want to and need the money. But seniors work a lot less that the typical American, averaging 1.26 hours on weekdays. The entire population age 15 and over spends an average of 3.53 hours at the office or workplace.

Shop. Online Motorcycle parts shopping! Retirees seem to have more time to comparison shop and clip coupons. Older Americans generally spend .86 hours a day selecting their goods and services versus the approximately three quarters of an hour all individuals spend shopping.

Read. Reading threads on MVAgusta.net Americans overall typically spend only a third of an hour each day reading. But retirees finally have time to delve into great books, generally spending almost three quarters of an hour reading each day. Seniors age 75 and older spend over an hour each day perusing books and magazines.

Socialize. On MVAgusta.net Don’t expect to become a social butterfly if you weren’t one before retirement. Retirees spend only slightly longer than the population as a whole socializing or corresponding by telephone, mail, or e-mail. However, retirees do spend more time than working Americans using the computer for leisure. Only teenagers use a computer for entertainment more than seniors.

Relax. Retirees are almost twice as likely as working Americans to be able to take a few minutes out of their day to simply relax and think.

Exercise. Do I have to? Just because you have time to exercise doesn’t mean you will. Retirees are only slightly more likely than Americans overall to play sports or exercise daily.

Volunteer. Uh, no, I don't think so. Many seniors make time to participate in civic and religious activities. Retirees spend an average of just over half an hour on nonprofit or spiritual activities on weekdays. Americans overall spend approximately a third of an hour volunteering.

Care for others. Are you kidding? Retirees care for people living outside their household for almost a third of an hour daily, the most time of any age group. But seniors spend the least amount of time caring for people who live under the same roof. Time spent caring for others you live with, mainly children, peaks between ages 25 and 34 and then trails off rapidly.
 

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Chuck is married to a much younger, pretty wife......he'll figure out a way to spend his spare time......if it kills him. :smoking:
 

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...I'm already doing the design work.....
 
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