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How useful is a chair?

A question Glenfield Park W.I. were faced with at our monthly meeting. Well, believe it or not it is not just for sitting on as we found out as the evening progressed. After sitting quietly while Pam introduced our speaker, Clare Obell, we then began a session of strenuous!!!! exercise. Who would have thought you could achieve so much by sitting down. We exercised our arms, our legs. our upper body, our back. In fact by the end of the evening we felt as if we had stretched and manipulated our whole body, all the time to gentle encouragement from Clare. We used stretchy bands to lengthen our stretches and she had even devised a prop (a rolled-up newspaper!) to improve coordination. This proved a little tricky for some members as some parts of their bodies seemed to develop a mind of their own and the exercise was accompanied by some gentle rhythmic music interspersed by the not-so rhythmic thump of a fallen newspaper hitting the floor. Lest it be thought that these exercises are solely for the more mature person, consider how they might be applied to the (dis)comfort of economy class flights or on long coach journeys to combat DVT. Forget how other passengers may look at you, you can't be arrested for it. We were then grateful to sit quietly for the remainder of the evening to recover while the business of the meeting was concluded.

Future plans
July 6th: Paper puppet theatre  Sarah Peasgood
July 18th: Coffee morning
August 3rd: Boat trip to Mountsorrel
TBA: Afternoon tea at Ulverscroft Grange

Do come and join us. You will be made very welcome.

By Pamela Wilson

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