8 easy exercises you can do sitting down

Tone muscles and increase flexibility at work or at home with these safe and simple chair exercises.

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Got a chair? Then you’re ready for this sit-down, total-body workout! Tone and strengthen with the first five exercises from personal trainer Jessica Smith, a certified wellness coach and co-author of The Thin in 10 Weight Loss Plan.

To alleviate aches and pains, try the final three exercises from Tracey Porter, a personal trainer, certified sports nutritionist, and student of the posture therapy method, Egoscue.

Safety precaution: Pay attention to your body during the movements — if anything hurts or causes pain, stop immediately. And check with your doctor first before beginning this, or any, exercise program.