– UK Chief Medical Officer
Physical activity is strongly associated with decreasing levels of anxiety and stress. Without exercise or mobility, we start to lose strength in our bones and muscle mass due to sedentary behaviour.
Public Health guidelines suggest 150 minutes of exercise per week. We do recognise that it is not easy for all people to achieve this, however, it is still important to set achievable goals, keeping them moving regularly, and practicing healthy habits.
Exercise and physical activity makes up the second half of the Stop Falls service. Within this page you will find resources on chair-based exercise, standing balance exercise and exercise circuits.
Join us at HCPA for our live chair-based exercise event over Zoom at 11:00 am every Tuesday.
All you have to do is sign up once and then we will make sure to send you the joining link and instructions every week. We look forward to getting moving and exercising together!
|Exercise Session||Date||Time||Booking Link|
|Chair-based exercise sessions||Tue, 31 May||11:00||https://hcpa.wufoo.com/forms/live-exercise-sign-up/||NO|
|Chair-based exercise sessions||Tue, 7 Jun||11:00||https://hcpa.wufoo.com/forms/live-exercise-sign-up/||NO|
|On the website?||Exercise Session||Recording link|
See below for HCPA’s Move it Monday snippet videos so you can focus on specific elements of chair-based and standing exercise. You can also play HCPA’s 30-minute recorded chair-based exercise classes. Please make sure that it is safe to exercise and that you exercising at your own risk.
The following resources are to help keep the individuals you are supporting, active and engaged. These can be used in various settings and viewed either online or in print.
Staying healthy at home exercise guide
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The aim is to concentrate on specific elements of mobility and exercise 3 times a day to inspire people to move regularly.
All videos are on Youtube for individuals to enjoy. If people are on Facebook, then join the ‘Make Movements Your Mission’ group for live sessions.
The times of the videos are 8am / Midday / 4pm. The videos will then be uploaded shortly after the live demonstration. Click on the link below to take you there!
Active Herts is a project that supports people to become more active. They have put together exercise videos with Andrew, which are suitable for all abilities and includes Chair-Based Exercise, Advanced levels of movements, and stretching videos. Follow along by clicking on the link to the Active Herts Youtube channel here: Active Herts
Sport England have put together the ‘Stay in, work out’ project together to keep you moving and inspired while staying at home. They have a variety of links and resources so you can choose the right workout for you. The project includes workouts for older individuals, Pilates, Yoga and mindfulness videos.
Click on the link below for all things to keep or get active at home:
Suitable for all older adults
Herts Sports Partnership have added a ‘WorkOut Gently’ webpage for all exercise resources for Older Adults. There are a variety of engaging resources from different organisations to keep individuals mobile while staying inside.
» Click here for more: WorkOut Gently