Activity and wellbeing hub : Older People

Older People

Gentle exercises designed for older people and people with health conditions

We understand the importance of keeping active and the benefits it can bring from reducing arthritis pain to improving sleep and positively affecting memory. This page offers easy to use low impact activities with step by step instructions for either standing or seated activity to suit all.


NHS gentle exercises at home

The NHS website lists some popular activities you can do at home. These resources are suitable for everyone but particularly good if you're older or have health conditions..


10 Today

A set of fun, 10-minute audio and video workouts, intended to easily fit into your day, that help get you stretching and moving at home. Tune in on your radio or watch the recorded videos online.

Visit 10 Today


Move it or Lose it

Move it or Lose it has created a series of fitness videos for older people.

Watch Move it or Lose it videos on YouTube


Generation Games

Generation Games, part of Age UK Oxfordshire have recorded free online Home Exercise sessions that are published weekly on their website.

They have also create a simple 40 minutes exercise video with older people in mind to help improve your cardiovascular (heart and lungs) fitness, your muscular strength and your balance. Alternatively follow the new series of 20 exercise classes on YouTube which are on average 20 to 30 minutes each.

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British Heart Foundation

Ideas for getting active from the British Heart Foundation.

British Heart Foundation website


Diabetes UK

Advice from Diabetes UK about getting active for people with diabetes.

Diabetes UK advice


British Heart Foundation Heart Matters Magazine

Advice and videos on doing activities at home to keep yourself fit

Visit Heart Matters Magazine


Groove Aerobics Lite

Are you missing your weekly Groove session? Groove Lite is now available online for you to work out at your own pace at your own time. 

Join Groove Aerobics


Seated Exercises for Older People

This video includes both balance and strengthening exercises, which can prevent falls and hip fractures. This video is appropriate for those older adults who cannot stand or who need support when standing.

Join in with seated exercises


Standing Exercises for Older People

This video includes both balance and strengthening exercises, which can prevent falls and hip fractures. This video is appropriate for those older adults who can stand with minimal support.

Join standing exercises


60 Minute workout for Older Adults from Go4Life

In this 60-minute exercise video for seniors, Go4Life fitness instructor Sandy Magrath leads older adults through a sample workout featuring a warm up; strength, flexibility, and balance exercises; and a cool down with stretches. Designed specifically for adults over age 50.

Join the Go4Life workout