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Seated & Lower Intensity Activities

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Active at Home

This booklet has been designed to help older people and those who are shielding to be physically active and healthy at home.

PHE Active at Home Booklet

Moving Medicine

Provides resources for people recovering from Covid-19, helping them build physical activity into their lives.

We Are Undefeatable Activity Leaflet

This leaflet aims to inspire people to be active in their homes, including a pull-out practical guide with a range of inclusive, illustrated exercises.

WAU Leaflet

WAU Activity Poster

The Body Coach TV

  • Free short workout videos including:
  • Home workout for seniors
  • Chair workout for seniors and many more

Walking 4 Health

  • Provides top-tips, tools and advice to stay motivated when walking
  • Information and advice regarding walking with health conditions 

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

NHS Sitting Exercises

  • Provides many gentle sitting exercises to help improve mobility and prevents falls
  • All you need is a stable chair

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/

10 Today

  • Easy to follow, audio 10-minute daily home workouts to help older people stay active. Available on demand through BBC Sounds and broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p087wddm

Love to Move

  • Is an age & dementia friendly seated exercise programme.
  • Uses specifically designed coordination & bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns, which are thought to positively impact a person’s cognitive reserve.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BritishGymnasticstv/videos

Mayathon

  • People are invited to buddy-up (virtually) with a friend, family member or colleague and support each other to do 26 minutes of exercise a day.
  • It can be any activity and it’s not competitive. It’s not about how far or how fast, just that people do their 26 minutes and help their mayathon buddy to do theirs.
  • People download the free app from the usual app stores and then invite a friend or family member or work colleague to join as their mayathon buddy. Once they do this, the two mayathon accounts are linked together

https://mayathon.com/

Move it or Lose it

  • Move it or Loose it offer Live facebook workouts at 2.30pm on weekdays.  The sessions are aimed specifically for older people or those with mobilities problems and  can even be done sitting down.

https://www.facebook.com/MoveItOrLoseIt1/

Later Life Training

  • Specialises in older people’s physical activities via Facebook live. It is live 3 times per day at 8am, midday and 4pm

Join the Facebook group here

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

  • Ideas for discovering wildlife in your garden
  • Ways to support and develop the wildlife in your garden

https://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/

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