Get moving around the home

Get moving around the home

There are plenty of ways that you can get moving without needing to leave your house.

Activities you can do at home vary greatly and include very low-intensity options for moving more. Chair exercises, for instance, allow you to move and stretch your body while sitting down, making them suitable for most people. You can also do simple work-outs with equipment or objects you’d find in the home, like a small water bottle or a tin of beans. Search for “home object workouts” for more information and examples of workouts you can try.

Some people find switching up how they get active at home can keep things fun and more interesting. Ian usually does exercises in little chunks throughout the day using a few types of equipment, like resistance bands and ab wheels. But he’ll sometimes start the day with Tai Chi, which clears his head and makes him feel more relaxed.

There are a range of free videos and guides for how to get moving at home online. Search for “at home work outs” or check out one of the resources we have linked to get started. You can also find information about home exercises on the This Girl Can website, which is linked to in the list of relevant resources.

And there’s no need to stick to traditional exercises if you want to get moving around the house. Dancing to the radio or keeping moving around the kitchen while the pasta boils are perfectly good ways to move more as well. Zahoor has turned his love of dancing into a way to get moving in the living room. Whether by himself or with his grandkids, he makes time to do it just for the fun of it.

Our Activities

  • Building activity into daily life

    Building activity into daily life

    Getting active doesn’t need to be about joining a local sports club or even running a 10k. It can just be about doing things that fit into your existing routine, as and when you can.

  • Trying new activities

    Trying new activities

    Maybe you’re just starting to get active, or maybe you want to try something new. Either way, there are some things that may be helpful to bear in mind when you’re starting out.