There are so many benefits to exercise. Not only is it important to get moving for your physical health, but there are proven psychological benefits as well.
Some of our experts are on hand to provide exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home using basic equipment. Because we all deserve to live well, whether it’s in lockdown or not.
They don’t all have to be done in one go, so whether you choose to do the whole thing while binging on your favourite box set or you just pick a couple to do during advert breaks, you can find the best way that works for you. Just make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothing and supportive, flat-soled shoes.
For exercises involving chairs, a solid wooden chair works best, and if you have issues with mobility, go for one with arms for extra support. Definitely don’t use a desk chair or anything else unstable.
Before we start, some important safety advice
Any exercise program, even in healthy individuals, carries risk. Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone, if unsure please consult your health care professional before beginning any fitness program. Please use your own personal judgement when using these exercise videos and guidance sheets and never exercise beyond the level at which you feel comfortable. If at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy, experience significant shortness of breath or any physical discomfort you should stop immediately and consult your medical professional.
By performing any of the exercises demonstrated in our video or guidance sheets, you are doing so at your own risk. The Fire Fighters Charity cannot accept any liability for any injury or harm you may sustain as a result of performing these exercises. Thanks for your understanding.
Remember exercise should be fun and enjoyable!
Chair-based exercises for the less mobile
Senior Exercise Therapist Kelly Brown has some chair-based exercises that are a lower impact, but by no means any less good for you.
Intermediate home workout
Exercise Therapist Rachel Rees is here with an intermediate home workout plan using only a chair, guaranteed to get the blood pumping.
Back mobility for static postures
Exercise Therapist Rachel Rees has provided six great exercises, which you could follow to combat any new aches and pains.
Tai Chi Meditation
Lead Practitioner Juliette Dean is here to share a simple Tai Chi routine, whether you would prefer to do it standing or sitting.