Campaigns, initiatives and sources of advice to help you be active and do the things you love
Strengthening is a crucial ingredient for leading an active, independent life.
As you get stronger, you should find yourself able to do other things to increase your overall activity levels, whether at home or in the community.
Here are a host of other campaigns, initiatives and sources of advice to help you be active and do the things you love.
Evidence for strengthening
- Major health benefits seen from strengthening and balancing activity throughout life
- Royal Osteoporosis Society: Information, video clips of exercises and factsheets
- Let's Move with Leon: 12-week programme of 30-minute movement sessions
- Stretching series: three full body stretch routines for different times of the day
- Exercises for healthy joints: seven videos tailored to specific parts of the body
- BHF: Physical Activity after a heart event
- Macmillan: Get Active Feel Good: Activity Planner
- Stroke Association: Getting active after a stroke
- MS Society: Simple exercises for multiple sclerosis
Other activity campaigns
- NHS: Find helpful tips and support from the NHS to improve your general health and wellbeing
- Flippin’ Pain™ is a public health campaign with a clear goal: To change the way we think about, talk about and treat persistent pain
- Discover ways to be more active with a health condition through the We Are Undefeatable campaign
- CSP: Get expert physiotherapy advice for common bone, joint and muscle problems
- Follow a set of 10-minute, audio and video routines intended to easily fit into your day to help you get stretching and moving at home.
- ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.
- The Good Boost land app creates personalised exercise sessions using AI to complete on phone/tablet in the comfort of your own home. There is a land based and water based app. Good Boost also has the capacity for physios to develop programmes for patients.
- Love to Move is specially designed to get older adults moving and functioning better.
- Online ballet exercise classes, designed to get older adults moving at home.
- NHS-approved app that helps older adults improve strength, balance and optimise healthy ageing.
- These gentle sitting exercises can be done at home and will help improve your mobility and prevent falls.
- These flexibility exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.
- These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.
- Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your health and mobility.
- Exercise prescription app contains exercises to create programmes.