Our top tips for exercising at home
Even though gyms and indoor fitness facilities have opened this week, many of us will continue to exercise from the comfort of our own homes. Tegan Skipworth identifies her top tips for older adults who may be deciding to continue exercising from home.
Pick your space wisely:
If exercising at home, be sure to choose the appropriate amount of floor space. Have a think about the space that will be required especially if you’re doing a combination of exercises that will involve moving around the room.
When doing exercises that are aimed at improving balance, ensure that there is a sturdy chair or support nearby.
Even though we’re in the safely and comfort of our own homes, it is advisable to wear footwear when doing exercise. Supportive and appropriately fitted footwear not only provides support underfoot but can greatly reduce the likelihood of slipping and falling.
Monitor your breathing:
It is important to monitor your breathing whilst exercising. Whilst we all naturally breathe a little bit heavier and faster while we exercise, it is important that breathing is always under control. When performing moderate intensity exercise at home, a good indicator to use is the ‘talk test’. Whilst exercising, you should be able to maintain a conversation if someone was to talk to you whilst you exercise.
Try these tips to ensure that you continue to exercise happily and healthily at home. For a range of exercise ideas or workouts, feel free to check out our Functional Strength and Balance workout or our Advanced Home Workout.
Of course, if you require a specific and individualised exercise program, please don’t hesitate to contact our team or book online. Exercise programs can be developed either face to face or via telehealth.