Prepare to sit and stand

To help you begin to strengthen your muscles to the point where you can safely get in and out of a chair, using just your arms and legs to help you. If you struggle to get up out of a chair, this is a good place to start...
Comments Off on Prepare to sit and stand

Press-​up, on knees

To strengthen arm, shoulder and chest muscles. Particularly good for work­ing the under-​arm (tri­cep) muscles. Everyday bene­fits include being able to push a shop­ping trol­ley or someone in a wheel­chair more eas­ily...
Comments Off on Press-​up, on knees

Shoulder loosening

Shoulder loosening A group of gentle exer­cises to ‘oil’ and loosen your shoulder joints so they feel less stiff, achy, creaky or tight. They should also help to ease tight­ness in your neck...
Comments Off on Shoulder loosening

Sit and stand leg strengthener

To strengthen the muscles that let you bend and straighten your legs. If your legs go weak or wobbly a lot, or if you find it hard get­ting up off or down into a chair, this is a good place to start...
Comments Off on Sit and stand leg strengthener

Sitting up for back strength

Sitting up for back strength To begin work on strength­en­ing your back, which in turn will help reduce back aches and pains, improve your pos­ture and sense of bal­ance...
Comments Off on Sitting up for back strength

Squats

To strengthen all the major muscles of the legs and but­tocks. Especially good for knee-​muscle con­di­tion­ing. Will help make it easier to bend down and lift things from the floor or bend down and pick up a child...
Comments Off on Squats

Straight leg lift, side-​lying

Straight leg lift, side-lying To strengthen the outside-​hip muscles and keep hip bones strong. Essential for proper walk­ing, being able to step side­ways safely and to guard against a broken hip...
Comments Off on Straight leg lift, side-​lying

Toe raises

Toe raises To strengthen the shin muscles that pull up your toes. This is cru­cial to walk prop­erly and safely, as well as very use­ful for run­ning and walk­ing uphill...
Comments Off on Toe raises

Tricep dips

Tricep dips To strengthen the back-​of-​upper-​arm muscles and help to main­tain shoulder flex­ib­il­ity. Helps com­bat the look of bingo-​wings, and makes it easier to push heavy doors open...
Comments Off on Tricep dips

Upper back strengthener, sitting

To strengthen your upper back muscles, which coun­ter­acts the effect of droopy shoulders and hunched pos­ture. This also helps to keep your shoulders more flex­ible...
Comments Off on Upper back strengthener, sitting