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Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active. As little as 10 minutes brisk walking can count towards your overall active minutes.

A brisk walk is about 3 miles an hour, which is faster than a stroll. You can tell you're walking briskly if you can still talk but cannot sing the words to a song.


Gentle exercises

If you haven’t done exercise for a while or you have reduced mobility due to a long-term condition or disability, gentle exercises offer a way of getting started with activity again.

There are a range of options to support your flexibility, strength and balance which can all be done from home.


Activities at home

You don’t need to spend lots of money or go somewhere to keep active – there are lots of options you can do at home.

Many carers find at home activities are great if they’re unable to be apart from the person they care for but they still want to keep fit.

Activities with the person you care for

Taking part in physical activity with the person or people you care for can be a good way to support everyone’s health, build your relationship and have fun!

It can be especially good to find activities you enjoy doing together if you find it difficult to get time away from your caring role.

Strengthening activities

Doing strengthening activities for short periods of time regularly, gradually increasing the repetition can help your quality of life as well as supporting you stay strong and fit to carry on caring.

Strength and balance activities can help you whatever your age, but doing them twice a week is also a core part of the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendations for weekly activity levels, especially for adults over the age of 65.

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