11th Feb 2021

Exercise at Home

Holly Smith

Get active at home in a variety of ways

Exercising at home doesn’t need to be a pain!

You don’t have to have equipment and simply using your body weight works great. If you do find yourself looking for that specific bit of equipment or to make your exercise harder have a look around the house and get creative!

Read below to discover some top tips on how to easily get active at home. 

Making a cup of tea – 3 minutes!

Whilst waiting for the kettle to boil why not utilise that 3 minute waiting period by doing some exercises such as squats, lunges or arm stretches. If you would like some inspiration or a routine to follow, have a look at Move It or Lose It’s Cuppa Routine!

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Make your own workout routine

  • Use your favourite exercise activities to make up your own personalised exercise routine.
  • This could range from as little as 5 minutes or 30 minutes and can be done as many times in the week as you like. Remember to progress at a pace you feel comfortable at and to take rest days to help you recover.
  • This is a great way to increase motivation and enjoyment as you take control of what you do.
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Find an on-demand routine

On-demand exercise videos can be a great way to fit planned sessions into your day as and when suits you.

These sessions are often free and provide you with the power to discover a range of exercises so that you can find the ones you most enjoy.

  • There is a range of online sources where you can find on-demand exercise classes for example:
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Join a live session

Live sessions are a great way to form a weekly routine and increase your retention levels. It is a great way to get socialising as you may form relationships with other participants and the coaches.

These sessions often have a small fee to participate, however, not all of them will so it is worth having a look around the find a suitable sessions for you. 

THINKING ABOUT GETTING ACTIVE?

Being active is about finding out what works for you. We can help you find loads of great activities to choose from, however fit (or unfit) you think you feel.