There are many benefits being physically active at home. It is inexpensive and amazing for developing a consistent fitness routine.
People are generally very busy and one of most common reasons for not being active is time. This is where being active at home is perfect – it’s convenient! Making physical activity convenient is part of removing the hurdles that keep you from developing the life-changing habit of a consistent active routine.
Here are some useful online apps and links to help you be more physically active at home. No equipment needed! We have included some local apps as well. If you get comfortable being active with these instructors on screen, then these are the people you’ll see in your local health & fitness clubs!
Improve your balance
- Strength and balance exercises | NHS inform: Online videos to help improve your strength & balance at home
- Love to Move | British Gymnastics Foundation: Love to Move is an age and dementia friendly seated gymnastics programme which is transforming the lives of people living with dementia.
- Return To Fitness With Our NHS Forth Valley Physios: Returning to fitness after suffering from an MSK condition can be daunting, but our physiotherapists have made a series of videos designed to help you return to fitness.
Exercise routines at home
- NHS Better Health: Let’s Do This: Try these tools, tips and special offers to move more every day.
- NHS exercise videos: Take your pick from 23 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.
- Let’s Move for Surgery Toolkit | Versus Arthritis: Exercise routines for hip, shoulder and knee replacement, as well as full body workouts to help you maintain overall fitness.
- Parkinson’s: Stay Active At Home – Physical Activity Classes: Online classes focusing on balance, strength and stretching for people with Parkinson’s
- Staying active at home with Parkinson’s: From chair-based aerobics to balance exercises, we’ve put together a range of video workouts to help you stay active at home when you have Parkinson’s.
- Online Activity Classes: Royal Voluntary Service: The Virtual Village Hall is an online activity hub and community, designed to help people stay physically and mentally active, connected and having fun. Sessions are led by expert tutors and some well-known faces, and require very little space or equipment.
- Exercise & Cancer Rehabilitation: Information and support to help you become more active and improve your health and wellbeing during and after cancer.
- Prehab4Cancer: Prehab4Cancer and Recovery Programme is a free exercise, nutrition and wellbeing scheme in Greater Manchester. Designed to help people with a recent diagnosis of cancer prepare for, and cope better with their treatment.
Gentle aerobics & stretching
- Every Body Moves: Online workouts are easy to access, can be adapted to your own pace and intensity, and are flexible around your daily schedule. Get active whenever suits you!
- Falkirk Council Fitness: This local app has online strength & balance and exercise sessions by local exercise specialists in Falkirk.