Here at Living Well, we have made the following suggestions to help you stay active. Exercising, however big or small, makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

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Katharine House Hospice physiotherapist

You can find a feature in the back issues of our Newsletters from our physiotherapist Hannah. She explores a different theme each time, such as gentle exercise routines, managing anxiety, mindful breathing and relaxation. 

Hannah has also made this 11-minute video of gentle seated exercises.

Join Lydia for a gentle chair yoga class

You don’t need to have done yoga before to join in with Lydia for this 35-minute class. All you need is yourself and a chair!

Be active through online resources

General exercise

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have devised a guide to incorporating activity/exercise into your daily routine.

NHS exercise resource: these exercises are designed for people aged 65 and over with links. Note this is not condition specific and designed as a general resource. It's suitable for people who can navigate through a website. 

Royal Voluntary Service brings you the Virtual Village Hall, offering gentle dance classes and seated exercise and Pilates.

Tai Chi: seated Tai Chi suitable for anyone and particularly those new to Tai Chi taught by a physiotherapist. Note: there is a section where touching of the face is included so be mindful of washing hands prior to this.

Other Five Ways to Wellbeing resources

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