Exercise worksheets

Before you begin any exercise always consult with your GP or consultant. You should consider whether you’ve had any new symptoms or change in circumstances, for example any joint issues that are exacerbated by exercise or other medical changes such as changes in blood pressure. If at any time you feel dizzy, nauseous, pain, short of breath stop exercising.

Aerobic exercises

In this worksheet you will find accessible aerobic exercises designed to achieve sustained movements and get your heart rate up.

Balance and core exercises

Balance and core exercises These balance exercises will challenge your core stability and working outside your centre of gravity in seated and supported standing positions.

Bladder and bowel exercises

These exercises provided by Dr Gretchen Hawley, you will find simple exercises to help improve your bladder and bowel symptoms

Chair yoga exercises

In these seated chair yoga exercises, it will bring you all benefits of regular yoga practice and is perfect if you have limited mobility and need to exercise from a seated position

Coordination and balance exercises

In these coordination and balance exercises are advanced options in standing positions

Core and trunk exercises

The aim of these exercises is to activate and engage the muscles within the abdominals and around the pelvis to provide a solid base for everything you do.

Foot drop exercises

Exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles in the leg to improve the affects of drop foot

Hand reflexology

A routine to practice on different points of the hand and fingers to boost wellbeing

Lower body resistance exercises

A selection of leg exercises to improve lower body strength

Postural stretches and mobilisation exercises

The following exercises promote good posture by stretching muscles that have become tight through poor postural and look to activate the groups of muscles which have become stretched and weakened.

Static stretches

A selection of seated stretching exercises to improve flexibility and relieve tension

Trunk and arm exercises

The aim of these exercises is to improve mobility, posture and strength for the trunk and arms

Upper body exercises

Exercises are completed in a seated position, split into neural engagement exercises for the neck and arms, plus mobilisation exercises for the trunk, pelvis and arms

Upper body resistance exercises

Upper body exercises to improve arm strength

Walking exercises

A selection of exercises to improve quality and confidence when walking

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