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PrimeTime HealtH Armchair Activities Ease into exercise right from your desk chair, kitchen chair or wheelchair R photo by thinkstock ClAsses egular exercise is precious to your health and well-being, regardless of your age. Although this seemingly simple act protects against injury, disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension, depression and certain cancers, some people still refrain from exercising because of limited capability, poor health, injury or years of inactivity. If any or all of these have kept you from being active, the solution may be easier than you think. You may not have to move from where you are right now. Performing chair exercises is a good way to ease into an exercise routine, tone up and maintain flexibility. This style of exercise can be done from a desk chair, kitchen chair or wheelchair. Gwinnett Medical Center’s Chair Fitness class includes cardio and strength exercises, which can all be done while sitting in a chair. Even if you have limited mobility, this class can improve: • Stamina, flexibility and muscle strength • Coordination and balance • Heart and lung function • Blood pressure and circulation • Sense of well-being • Defense against depression If you’re looking to start an exercise routine after a prolonged absence from regular physical activity, call 678-312-5000 to register for Chair Fitness today. Sign Up for Chair Fitness WHEN: Wednesdays, Oct. 9–Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27), from 10 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Glancy Campus, Peach Room, 3215 McClure Bridge Road, Duluth, GA 30096 COST: $80 for 10-class series (free parking) REGISTER: 678-312-5000 FA l l 2013 49

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Kind and Generous
How Can We Help?
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Clear Passage
New Life with New Knees
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center