Staying active doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to the gym. Whatever your age, whatever your situation, there are some simple exercises you can do at home that can help improve your flexibility, posture and overall wellbeing.
There are plenty of benefits to staying active and as we age those benefits – improved strength, flexibility, posture and mobility – become even more important. Regular exercise is also believed to have a positive effect on our moods and boost energy levels.
We have worked with Kate Sheehan, an internationally renown OT and director of The OT Service, to develop an exercise programme that anyone can do in the comfort of their own home.
Our exercise programme has three levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced – which take around 30 minutes to complete and include seated and standing exercises so everyone can find a level to suit.
To try the exercises for yourself view our videos here or complete the form to get your free exercise booklet and DVD. We’d love to hear how you get on so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us at #StannahStaysActive
Did you know that 23% of people aged 65 and older do no exercise in a typical week? Or that 61% think that more should be done to raise awareness of simple, at-home exercises? Source: Stannah Silver Census survey of 1,000 over 65s in conjunction with YouGov.
Want to know more? Download the exercise guide or watch the video series.