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Home Exercise for Older Adults

The Chief Medical Officer's physical activity guidance highlights the benefits of maintaining muscle strength, balance and flexibility for older people, below are a range of resources to help you do this.

Local resources

iCan Health & Fitness : Carlisle & district providers iCan have produced video and pdf content for all to see, do and use at home, they have a web based platform for videos and content as well as a Live Well Guide.

Together We:  Allerdale & Copeland providers Together We have built an online resource including videos of resistance classes, chair based exercise, line dancing and more... 

National resources

An Active at Home guide has been produced by Public Health England. Download the Active at Home guide here.

NHS : The NHS ‘Live Well’ website provides excellent advice and picture guidance about how to safely exercise, with gentle movements that you can do around the home including: 

Active on Demand: Played have brought together a wide range on online content together to help you be active at home

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Find here a simple set of exercises designed especially for older people to help everyone stay active at home.

10 Today:  involves short ten minute routines to get you stretching and moving, and will be broadcast on the radio and online.

Later Life Training: Introduces the Make Movement your Mission...Join Bex 3 times a day (8am, 12, and 4pm) for 10 minutes live functional movement on their Facebook group .

FITISM 70 Live: The home of free live workouts streamed to your home for those in the 70+ age group.Available via their Facebook group .

Love to Move: The British Gymnastics Foundation’s seated activity programme, Love to Move, designed to get older people moving and functioning better, has been made available online to encourage older people to get active at home. The Foundation will be making sessions available on a regular basis.

Generation Games : Home exercise by Generation Games is a series of easy to follow workouts. A variety of gentler chair based exercise to more difficult workouts. These include standing, chair and Tai Chi workouts.

Move it or Lose it: A series of videos designed for older people, most are chair based exercises using small weights and bands.

We Are Undefeatable : The team behind the campaign for people with Long Term Health conditions say there are plenty of ways that you can get moving without needing to leave your house.


Virtual / Online Activity in your area

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