Try online workouts
There are some great YouTube channels out there that make easy-to-follow, free home workout videos. We have linked some of our favourites below.
Join 60 yr old personal trainer @Oggiesilverfit2 for a balance workout, to help you feel more steady on your feet! Warm up, strength & balance exercises and a cool down - with modifications for different abilities.
The Body Coach makes lots of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout videos.
He has also started live streaming workouts for all the family every morning - you can tune in here at 9AM for 'PE With Joe'!
Scola Dondo is a London-based physical trainer who makes fun workout videos inspired by Afrobeat.
FitnessBlender makes a range of videos - you can search for workouts that are a certain length, target a specific part of the body, or are low, medium or high intensity.
Work on your strength, balance and flexibility
Maintaining your strength and balance is very important for older people, and people with limited mobility. Try these simple exercises:
Or, give a chair workout a go:
Follow an exercise plan
It's likely that coronavirus has completely changed your routine, whether you're staying at home all day or completely self-isolating. This can impact your mental health. Following an exercise plan can help give you some structure.
The NHS has a 5-week Strength and Flex plan, with a series of equipment-free exercises designed to improve your strength and flexibility. These can be done at home.
Or, if you are able to go outside for exercise once a day, why not try the Couch to 5K programme? This is designed to help you gradually build up your running ability, until you can run 5 kilometres without stopping - even if you've never run before.
Yoga can help you improve your flexibility and strengthen your whole body. It might also help you to feel calmer and more relaxed.
Yoga With Adriene has a wide range of full-length, free yoga routines on her YouTube channel.
We hope you enjoy giving some of these activities a go! Please share this page with people you know that want to keep active.