Exercises you can do at home
Stand arm’s length in front of a wall. Lean forward slightly and put your palms flat on the wall at the height and width of your shoulders. Keep your feet planted as you slowly bring your body towards the wall. Gently push yourself back so that your arms are straight.
Back Leg Raise
This exercise can help to make your bottom and lower back stronger. Stand behind a chair. Slowly lift your right leg straight back – don’t bend your knees or point your toes. Hold that position for one second, then gently bring your leg back down. Repeat this on your left leg.
Walk Heel to Toe
This is another great balance exercise, walk heel toe for 10 steps. It can be helpful to walk around a chair if you aren’t confident with your balance.
Side Leg Raise
Stand behind the chair with your feet slightly apart. Slowly lift your right leg to the side. Keep your back straight, your toe facing forward, and stare straight ahead. Lower your right leg slowly and repeat on left leg.
Stand straight and put your arms in front of you on a bench or sturdy chair. Raise yourself up on your toes, then gently lower yourself. Don’t lean too far forward on the chair or counter.
Marching in Place
This exercise focuses on balance. Standing straight, lift your right knee as high as you can. Lower it, then lift the left leg.
There are many other ways to exercise at home, cleaning the house, gardening and going up your stairs all count as exercise. YouTube is a fantastic resource for online yoga classes, however be sure to only do movements you are comfortable with.
Thank you for the exercises. very helpful. any more will be greatly appreciated
Could they be done on a weekly basis?
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How sad to know even my exercises are postponed. I’ll miss Alan Mills in particular, but Nicole also + some of the
We are so very sorry – we all hope to resume back to normal as soon as we can. Our Exercise Physiologists will be sharing some safe, in home exercises on our Facebook and website soon.