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Physical activity at home

Some workouts you can do at home to get you moving more

Bringing movement into your home has never been easier. Keep your body and mind active with online workout videos and more.

Active Dorset aims to promote mental and physical wellbeing by encouraging Dorset residents to choose an active lifestyle and move more.

Move More

Activity is anything that works for you. So if that means starting small and moving more, then that is the place to start.

Some days you may find it hard to find the motivation to do planned activity or exercises, so why not simply try to move a little more and break up those long periods of sitting. At each hour try to walk into a different room, go look out the window or take 10 deep breaths in your outside space or garden.

To encourage you to move a little more why not put the radio on, or play your favourite song or piece of music and have a little dance or shake to get those positive thoughts flowing.

Indoor Fitness

If you do find yourself having more energy and range of movement then Move it or Lose it UK have created a host of online videos which will help improve balance, strength and flexibility. They even have a fun Cuppa Routine that can be done when you are waiting for that kettle to boil.

Similarly, iCareiMove, The NHS and The British Heart Foundation have some online workouts, including chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility and circulation.

Full Body Workout for Seniors

 

10-Minute Chair Workout for Seniors

 

10-Minute Home Workout for Seniors

 

Activity with a long-term health condition

We are Undefeatable is a nationwide campaign established to support and celebrate people living with a long-term health condition. There are numerous videos which explore the stories of inspirational individuals and resources to support you to be active.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists have also put together a range of resources to help your activity journey get started.

The NHS has produced a pilates-inspired 30 minute workout suitable for people with several conditions including multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and fibromyalgia.

If you have osteoporosis the Royal Osteoporosis Society has a series of workout videos just for you.

Make it Routine

To make it easier we recommend setting specific times to active by creating a physical activity or exercise plan or schedule.

Try allocating specific times during each day to exercise and keep the activity short but spread across the day. This way it can help you achieve your activity targets and keep your day interesting.

How are you taking care of your wellbeing?

We can help you build an activity plan to take care of your wellbeing. Get in touch or register with us to access free advice and coaching to LiveWell.

 

 

How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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