By Get Active, in partnership with Move it or Lose it.
Helping the elderly has never been more important than it is today. While the social distancing measures are important to delay the spread of coronavirus, they will also undoubtedly leave many older people feeling isolated and lacking opportunities to be physically active.
Move it or Lose it are committed to helping people stay active and offer a range of easy to follow and award-winning exercise videos to help older people improve their strength, balance and mobility. Since the outbreak, they have been focusing their efforts on how to keep our older generation active from the comfort of their own homes.
Keep reading to find out more about their activities and resources to keep older people active during lockdown.
Fancy a brew?
Move it or Lose it have designed four easy “cuppa” exercises that you can do in the kitchen by the time it takes the kettle to boil.
The exercises only take a few minutes to complete and can help older people to stay strong and independent – and they only take a couple of minutes to do.
They also have PDF version of the routines with photographs if you are not able to access the online videos. Get in touch with their team to request yours.
Live exercise classes
Move it or Lose it Instructor, Julie Robinson is hosting free weekday Facebook Live exercises at 2:30pm to keep everyone connected and moving. The exercises include a range of seated and standing activities.
To join in on the fun, head to their Facebook page.
Download their app: Get up and Go!
Move it or Lose it have launched their free app, Get Up and Go, which has very simple exercises which are approved by geriatricians and physiotherapists.
These mobilising exercises are accessible and can be done in a bed or chair to help those in care homes and hospitals to keep moving too.
For more information on their app, check out their website.