Skip to main content

We use strictly necessary cookies to make our site work. We would also like to set optional cookies (analytical, functional and YouTube) to enhance and improve our service. You can opt-out of these cookies. By clicking “Accept All Cookies” you can agree to the use of all cookies.

Cookies Statement and Privacy Statement

COVID-19 (coronavirus): restrictions are in place nationwide. Get advice to stop the spread 

Indoor exercises for older people

It is important that you keep active during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Anyone can get active, it’s easy to start and it’s never too late. Anything that gets you moving is physical activity and it benefits you whatever your age. Get motivated to improve your fitness.

It might be hard to get motivated, especially if it’s cold and raining outside. But, you can exercise and get active anywhere - at home or outside in your garden.

Activity for older adults

All older adults should be as active as they can be daily.

For example:

  • at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week such as walking, dancing or even pushing a lawnmower
  • muscle-strengthening exercises 2 or more days a week - for example, digging, step aerobics, hand-held weight exercises and yoga
  • even daily chores such as cooking or housework to break up periods of sitting

All older adults are at increased risk of falls. Try including any of the following in your daily routine to improve your stability:

Try these exercise routines:

page last reviewed: 02/04/2020
next review due: 02/04/2023