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Whether you’re usually very active....or not.... you’ve had a lot to deal with.

Your treatment can leave you feeling lethargic and unmotivated.

The exercise videos and useful links aim to provide you with information on the small steps you can take to being more active, and support your recovery.

Exercise videos

Here are four selected videos that will support you in exercising to aid your recovery from treatments. All exercises can be adapted to suit all your needs and can be used in the comfort of your own home or a gym setting.  The videos  show each exercise in its simplest form, and then show how you can progress.

Helpful tips for our exercise videos:

  1. Helpful tips for our exercise videos:

    1. Give yourself plenty of rest and start with short and easier bursts of exercise before building up.

    2. Start with lower weights or reps and slowly build up.

    3. Focus on the areas that mean more to you, e.g., areas effected by treatment or that will help you improve your quality of lifestyle you live.

    4. Low to moderate intensity exercise is best. This means working to around a 5-7 on a scale of 1-10 in terms of effort.

    5. You can use alternatives to gym equipment for exercising at home. You can use tins of food or bottles of water instead of weights, ropes, or string instead of bands and other household objects such as stairs, chairs, and a flat wall for support.

Please talk to your specialist/health care professional before starting on any exercise.

 

Chair based exercise video.

This video will provide you with a range of full body exercises that you can do all from a chair. Use a stable chair that has a firmer base, this will offer more support and stability when seated.

 

Core and Cardio video.

This video will focus on exercises for the core and cardio. Exercise will alternate between a core and cardio to allow for the parts of the body to rest.

 

Lower body and Cardio.

This video will focus on exercises for the lower body and cardio. Exercise will alternate between lower body and cardio to allow for the parts of the body to rest. You can also use alternative equipment such as tins of food as weights the use of household items such as chairs or stairs.

 

Upper body and Cardio.

This video will focus on exercises for the upper body and cardio. Exercise will alternate between upper body and cardio to allow for the parts of the body to rest. You can also use alternative equipment such as tins of food as weights the use of household items such as chairs or stairs.

 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi consists of soft flowing movements combined with deep breathing and relaxation to help quieten the mind and calm the body bringing many physical and emotional health benefits. It is practiced slowly and gently, making it suitable for all abilities and all ages.