Older Adults

Later Life Training - Make Movement Your Mission

Later Life Training - Make Movement your Mission...Join Bex 3 times a day (8am, 12, and 4pm) for 10 minutes live functional movement from Monday 23 March. These are live on the FB Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/13853... until 20 April but will remain on this channel after this.


Adaptive Yoga with WheelPower

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and your balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing. At WheelPower they believe that lives can be transformed through sport and physical activity and have launched a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes.

Nina Boswell Brown, from sittingfityoga.com will be your instructor as she demonstrates, explains and guides you through a gentle warm up, before showing you how to complete the yoga poses in a safe and effective way. Put on some comfortable clothing that allow for movement, find yourselves a small space within your home and away you go.


One You Home Workout Videos

To stay fit and healthy, you're recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day. Plus, you should aim to do strengthening and balance exercises at least 2 days a week. Our home workouts are an easy way to help you reach your exercise goals, so give them a go!


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. At Arthritis Action, they 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.

For more information and to find out more about Arthritis Action and how they enable people to live better with their arthritis, please visit their website https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/

Arthritis Action have also been listed on the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy new webpage entitled 'Managing your bone, joint or muscle pain', encouraging patients to take practical steps to manage their condition at home during the Coronavirus outbreak. To view this webpage please click on the following link: https://www.csp.org.uk/conditions/managing-pain-home

Below are a series of useful and informative links to the Arthritis Action website:

Exercise Videos

https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/living-with-arthritis/resource-centre/exercises/

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 developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis more mobile and active.

Exercise and Activity Directory

https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/living-with-arthritis/resource-centre/exercise-and-activity-directory/

Many people living with a long-term health condition also find exercising challenging. To support them, we launched an Exercise and Activity Directory signposting webpage in January 2020 to help people find the help and support they may need within their county to get active.

Mental Health Directory

https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/mental-health-directory/

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 we have listed mental health organisations by county. Many of the NHS IAPT teams across the UK are listed as well as local Mind hubs and an array of other charitable organisations and services offering help and support to people experiencing mental health difficulties.


One Step at a Time

We all know that physical activity is good for us. But as we get older, staying active is even more important.

Working with Sport England and the Richmond Group of charities, Age UK has explored how best to help people become more active in later life


Movement for All

Movement for All is a collaborative approach to increasing physical activity in partnership with Sport England, Activity Alliance and Mind.