17th Apr 2020

Staying active at home with Arthritis Action

Amie Mills

By Get Active, in partnership with Arthritis Action

We are all spending more time at home than we might like, so staying physically active and mentally well are now more important than ever. Arthritis Action are keen to ensure everyone living with arthritis sustains their healthy lifestyles, exercises regularly and maintains good mental health even if that means remaining at home.

Exercise has even been proven to help reduce the pain of arthritis and improve function. Below you will find some resources from Arthritis Action to help you stay active at home during lockdown.

Seated Exercise Instruction

Many people living with a long-term health condition find it difficult to attend exercise classes. To help them, Arthritis Action recently launched a series of online chair based exercises, designed in collaboration with Oomph! Wellness

The exercises are intended to be gentle and encourage people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions to become more mobile and active.

Download the printable PDF versions of the exercises from their website, here


Mental Health Directory

It is also well known that many people living with a long-term health condition also experience mental health difficulties, such as stress or anxiety. To enable people to find the help and support they may need, Arthritis Action have created a directory of accessible mental health organisations by county. To access the range of NHS teams, across the UK, as well as local Mind hubs and other charitable organisations offering help and support, click here.


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.