Being active with a health condition
Find a way to be active to suit you and your health condition.
There’s no age limit to being active. Get started today with videos and downloads to help older adults get active at home.
Everyone has different needs and abilities so it’s important that you do what feels right for you. Here’s a list of different resources designed for older adults. If you prefer something more strenuous, hop back to Getting Active at Home.
You don’t need to do a full workout to increase your movement at home. Try adding some simple moves to your day-to-day tasks. Move it or Lose it UK has a Cuppa Routine, which can be done in the time it takes to boil a kettle:
Sitting exercise routines are the perfect way to gently improve your mobility and prevent falls. They can easily be done at home so you can steadily build up activity whilst staying in.
If you want to progress from sitting exercises, we’ve also included a couple of chair-supported videos below.
A set of seated exercises with photos and instructions to help you improve mobility and prevent falls.Visit site
A 5-minute seated exercise video led by a physiotherapist.Visit site
A downloadable poster with 6 simple chair-supported exercises created by expert physiotherapists.Visit site
A 10-minute workout routine for older adults with a mix of chair-based and standing exercises.Visit site
Later Life Training and Move Momentum both offer live online classes and YouTube video workouts for older adults.
Later Life Training are hosting live Make Movement Your Mission 10-minute workouts 3 times a day. You can join the workouts live by becoming part of their Facebook group. Alternatively, you can do them in your own time using the videos on YouTube.
Move Momentum is a Winchester charity that gives everybody the chance to dance! The team runs Gems over 65’s dance classes, which are currently being held online. You can also dance with their YouTube playlist at a time to suit you.
10 Today is a set of fun 10-minute, audio and video workouts intended to easily fit into your day. Tune in on the radio or watch videos online and start stretching and moving at home.
10 Today is designed by and for older people. It aims to keep you physically active, boost your wellbeing, and help you maintain your mobility and balance.
Public Health England and Hampshire County Council both have some great tips on how older adults can stay well at home during COVID-19.
Stay well at home with advice from Hampshire County Council. Making simple lifestyle changes can help you lead a healthier life and avoid preventable hospital admission.
Maintain your strength and balance with the Active at Home booklet (PDF) from Public Health England.