Performing Arts covers a wide range of activities that can be good exercise for residents, especially those with low mobility. Simple rhythm activities and calming movements co-ordinated with breathing can be fun when done in a group.
The following exercises can be done sitting down or standing:
With lively music playing, encourage residents to tap their feet or clap their hands to the beat: E.g. 8 taps on head, 8 on shoulders, 8 on tummy, 8 on the lap (thighs). Then repeat with 4 taps each, and then 2 taps each, increasing the rhythm.
With melodic music playing, encourage residents to raise their arms on the in-breath and lower them on the out-breath.