Useful links: Physical Activity
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NHS Live Well
- Try the workout videos in the NHS Fitness Studio. Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across their aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories. These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.
- Try one of their 10-minute workouts. These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule. There are 6 workouts, 1 for every day of the week (if you include a rest day), each working on a different area of your fitness.
There is a lot to choose from so explore the website for information and tips on exercises for strong bones, balance and flexibility. There are easy exercises, sitting exercises, strength exercises and many more!
NHS One You
Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (formerly Public Health England)
- Visit their knee pain pages for stretching and strengthening exercises.
- Visit their hip pain pages for stretching, strengthening and stabilising exercises.
- Visit their back pain pages for suggested exercises.
- Read the Lets move for surgery: Surgery toolkit.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
- Getting started is easy, try out the six strength and balance exercises. Get on your feet and do them daily – or at least twice a week!
- Get active at home – if you scroll down the page there are links to free video resources and activities.
- Get active outdoors.
- Many people living with a long-term health conditions also find exercising challenging. To support them, Arthritis Action launched an Exercise and Activity Directory, to help people find the help and support they may need within their county to get active.
We are Undefeatable
- They have pages dedicated to ‘Get Moving Around the Home‘ – providing ideas for getting active and signposting to other resources.
- You can find information about home exercises on their YouTube channel.
This Girl Can
- Read more in their ‘Home Exercise’ pages.
It has been designed by and for older people to keep you physically active, boost your wellbeing, and help maintain your mobility and balance. Each routine is engaging and easy to follow and are a great way of staying active within your own home. These routines can be done at any time, whether standing up or sitting down, and are adaptable to different fitness levels.
Move It or Lose It
- They have loads of information, exercises and guidance on their exercise at home pages. We especially liked their chair-based exercises.
The Body Coach TV
- Watch his videos on his YouTube channel.
British Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking is a fun and social activity that can be enjoyed in town centres or open countryside throughout the year. Visit the website for more information.
Ping! in the Community (Table Tennis)
Find their ping pong tables in unexpected places on the streets of towns and cities all over England; to join in the fun, simply head for a table and play… it’s absolutely free.