Activities that promote strengthening and flexibility are vital for a complete physical activity programme. Being stronger and more flexible helps you to do aerobic activities (e.g. brisk walking and swimming) more successfully. It also makes people feel and look better. Click below for examples of Strength and Flexibility exercises for home or download our special leaflet
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.