'All exercises'

Bicep curl

Bicep curl To strengthen the front-​arm muscles (biceps), which are your main lift­ing and car­ry­ing muscles. Everyday bene­fits include car­ry­ing bags of shop­ping, lift­ing cases into and out of the car boot, car­ry­ing heavy stuff in the garden, pick­ing up and car­ry­ing a pet or baby, or lift­ing a tur­key from the oven...
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Calf stretch, sitting

All stretches help to lengthen spe­cific muscles, keep­ing the body in bal­ance, pre­vent­ing par­tic­u­lar muscles from becom­ing very tight and crampy, and keep­ing you more flex­ible. This one is for the backs of your lower legs...
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Calf stretch, standing

Calf stretch, standing Tight calf muscles can be pain­ful and make it harder to walk prop­erly. All stretches help to lengthen muscles, keep­ing the body in bal­ance, pre­vent­ing par­tic­u­lar muscles from becom­ing very tight and crampy, and keep­ing you more flex­ible...
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Chest stretch

Chest stretch All stretches help to lengthen spe­cific muscles, keep­ing the body in bal­ance, pre­vent­ing par­tic­u­lar muscles from becom­ing very tight and crampy, and keep­ing you more flex­ible. This stretch helps guard against a hunched-​over pos­ture and helps you to reach your arms back­wards, for example to do up a zip...
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Clam, side-​lying

Clam, side-lying To strengthens the outer muscles of the hip and help to keep hip bones strong. Everyday bene­fits include hip strength for proper walk­ing; safe side­ways step­ping, and added pro­tec­tion for hip bones...
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Corner push

To strengthens the but­tock muscles that sup­port stand­ing up, walk­ing and run­ning...
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Hamstring stretch, sitting

Hamstring stretch, sitting Well-​stretched ham­string (back-​of-​thigh) muscles can lessen back and leg pain, tend to be less crampy and make it easier to walk, reach low or long, and climb stairs or step up into eg, a bus...
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Heel raises — Up on toes

To strengthen the calf muscles (backs of lower legs), which is import­ant for proper walk­ing, run­ning, or push­ing up on to tip­toes (eg, to reach some­thing). Also helps sharpen your stand­ing bal­ance...
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Hip wrap

Hip wrap To begin strength­en­ing the outer muscles or the hip, and keep hip bones strong. Everyday bene­fits include essen­tial strength­en­ing for proper walk­ing, being able safely to step side­ways, and adding pro­tect­ive pad­ding to your hip bones...
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Inner-​thigh squeeze, sitting

To strengthens the inner-​thigh muscles. This makes it easier for you to keep your knees prop­erly lined up when you are sit­ting, stand­ing or mov­ing around. Also helps to keep your pelvic-​floor muscles work­ing prop­erly...
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