NHS Exercises

At this time of year there are plenty of active jobs to do in the garden. Beds, borders and containers all need weeding and the  borders can be re edged ready for spring. There are plenty of leaves on the ground and raking these up is a really good way to get some exercise and to warm yourself up as temperature drops.

If the weather is inclement there is always the housework to keep you busy and moving indoors!

If you prefer something else there are some good ideas for exercises on the NHS live well website. As always when you are considering any new activity check with your GP or health advisor before you start to make sure that it is appropriate for you, taking into consideration any mobility issues you have and any existing medical conditions.

There is a  5 minute wake up routine  (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/5-minute-wake-up-workout/ ) and if that goes well there are other longer exercise sessions that you may want to try. Build up your exercise very slowly if you have not been used to doing very much before.

There is a 45 minute set of exercises on the same website (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/wake-up-workout/) which you might like to try but look at the video first and choose which parts will be manageable for you and your personal circumstances.

Always be mindful of how your body feels and stop if you need to. You can always try another day or a different set of exercises at another time. Drink lots of water to keep you hydrated through any form of exercise.