We want to ensure you are exercising safely, so before starting any home exercise, here are some guidelines:
1. Set Your Space
- Find an area in your house where you can exercise comfortably and focus on the activity.
- Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes.
- Make sure you do not have any trip hazards, such as worn carpets, trailing wires or items laying around that may cause you to stumble.
- Make sure you have any equipment required for the session to hand i.e. mat, weights, stretch band etc.
2. Use Support
If you’re a little unsteady, exercise by a chair or sturdy surface, such as a worktop, so you can hold on if needed.
3. Plan Your Sessions
- If you have a plan you are more likely to stick to your exercise.
- Set aside a regular time during your week to do some activity.
- Try to find a good balance of exercise by trying different classes and always have a rest day in between.
- Sit Less…Move More!
4. Choose Safe Exercises
- If you have any doubts about your ability to complete exercise, always check with your G.P or other relevant Health Professional before starting the activity.
- To prevent injuries always follow exercises provided by a qualified instructor.
- All our Health & Wellbeing Coaches hold relevant qualifications, details can found here.
- Speak to your Health & Wellbeing Coach at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Always make them aware of any conditions that may affect your exercise before starting the session.
- We also provide support on our website and facebook page or contact us for further guidance.
5. Listen to your body
- Exercise should not be uncomfortable or cause any pain. Choose exercises that allow you to feel like you are working the body without causing any stress or strain.
- If you feel dizzy or unwell STOP!
- Seek further medical advice if needed.
6. Take breaks
Rest when you need to and always have a glass of water near by.
7. Build Up Slowly
- When you are new to exercise, it’s important to build up slowly.
- Ideally, start with 2-3 sessions per week and work at a pace that is comfortable to you. The beauty of virtual classes is you don’t have to worry about keeping up with others in the room!
- Gradually build up the amount and intensity of exercise as the exercises become easier.
8. Journal It
Use a diary to track your progress or list any questions you might want to ask your Health & Welbeing coach on your next session.
If you are a complete beginner or a little unsteady on your feet, watch this safety guide from our Wellbalanced Clinical Lead, Emma Rollings:
You can also check your posture, warm up your muscles and joints and complete some free home exercises with Emma at anytime to suit you. View all our videos on our You Tube Channel or find useful information and videos on our Facebook Page.