Strength and flexibility exercises for home

Activities that promote strengthening and flexibility are vital for a complete physical activity programme. Being stronger and more flexible helps your patient carry out their aerobic activities (e.g. brisk walking and swimming) more successfully. It also makes them feel and look better. Download the “Strength and Flexibility Exercises” leaflet for your patient to carry out at home

Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening exercises should be done at least 2 times per week and they should work all the major muscle groups which include shoulder, arms, chest, back, hips, legs and abdomen. 8-12 repetitions of an exercise is counted as one set.

If you can, try to do at least one or two sets for each major muscle group. A weight can be a dumbbell or simple a bag of sugar.

Flexibility Exercises

Simple daily stretching exercises can help prevent injuries and pain by improving joint flexibility and muscles limber.

Try to hold each position for a short moment when you feel a stretch and repeat as necessary.

PrintDownload the Stengthening and Flexibility Exercises leaflet

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