NHS home exercise guides

If you’re new to physical activity, or have not done much for a while, this series of NHS guides is gentle and easy to follow. Try to use the different routines in the series and build up slowly, aiming to gradually increase the repetitions of each exercise over time.

Sitting exercises for older people (Download PDF)

Strength exercises for older people (Download PDF)

Balance exercises for older people (Download PDF)

Flexibility exercises for older people (Download PDF)

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Public Health England – ‘Active at Home’ booklet

This ‘Active at Home’ booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance. It follows concerns that low levels of physical activity in older adults will lead to reduced fitness resulting in loss of independence and need for care in the future. It has been developed by Public Health England, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) and Sport England.

Visit the PHE website to download this resource

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

With an indoor lifestyle, physiotherapists recommend a few simple steps to help you stay active at home, lift your spirits and reduce stress. Try this set of six simple exercises strength and balance at least twice a week – or even better, daily!

CSP stay active at home exercises (Download PDF)

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