Exercise record attempt from seat

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PEOPLE are being called upon to help break a world record attempt – without even getting out of their chairs.

To mark International Day of Older Persons, on October 1, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest seated exercise class.

Seated exercises are used to build strength and improve mobility for older people, or people who might be too frail to take part in other forms of exercise.

Adi Phillips, falls prevention co-ordinator for Southern Health, said: ‘We hope by attempting to break the record for the largest seated exercise class we can do a number of things.

‘Firstly, break the record, which was set last year in America and stands at 481. We also hope we can raise awareness of better balance and falls prevention.’

The record attempt will take place at Andover Leisure Centre on 1 October. It is open to anyone and costs £3 to enter and begins at midday.

Visit southernhealth.nhs.uk/worldrecordattempt.