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Easy exercises to do at home

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Easy exercises to do at home

Simple home exercises are a great way of moving more without having to go out.

You can fit them in between your everyday tasks like waiting for the kettle to boil, watching TV, or listening to the radio.

On this page are some exercises you could try today. Aim to do each exercise 10 to 15 times, rest for one or two minutes, then repeat for as many times as you feel comfortable. 

Seated Torso or Trunk rotations 

This exercise helps to strengthen your core as well as increasing your range of motion. Your core is a series of muscles including your abdominals, obliques, and lower back muscles.  

Building a strong core can help to improve your strength, stability, posture, and balance. This can help to alleviate back pain and improve stability, for instance feeling more stable when standing on the bus or tube. 

Watch our seated torso or trunk rotations video

Seated Lateral bends or lateral flexion 

This exercise helps to strengthen your core, increase range of motion, improve mobility and posture by particularly targeting the obliques and abdominals.  

Strengthening your core can help to support your spine, reduce back pain, and improve stability, posture, and balance. These benefits combined can improve confidence when lifting and carrying or walking on uneven ground. 

You can watch our seated lateral bends or lateral flexion video

Wall press up

This exercise is good for increasing upper body strength, particularly in the chest, shoulders, arms and core. This can help with stability as well as things like gardening, carrying shopping, playing with your grandchildren or lifting and moving heavier objects.

Watch our wall press up video

Sit to stand exercise

This exercise is good for strengthening leg, back and core muscles, which are important for mobility and stability. It can help with getting in and out of chairs, the car, up and down on the bus, and much more.

Watch our sit to stand exercise video.