Author Archives: Claudine

a few days ago

Pump up the volume: How to get better sound for your online exercise videos

volume knob to the maximum

When you are trying to follow online exercise videos at home, it's really frustrating if you can't hear the instructions clearly. 

You aren't sure what you are meant to do and end up with your legs and arms in the wrong place at the wrong time. You feel confused and embarrassed (even though no-one can see you!). All you want to do is to concentrate on the exercises without worrying about hearing the instructions...

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a couple of weeks ago

Heel Walk Video (balance & ankle exercise)

Heel walk video

The Heel Walk is a great exercise if you want to feel steadier on your feet. It will strengthen the muscles at the front of your ankles. These are really important for walking well and avoiding trips and falls. 

This video is less than 2 minutes long... Just watch to start with, then have a go if you think it would work for you. 

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last month

Do I need to see my doctor before starting a new exercise programme?

Doctors appointment

We get asked this question a lot, and it’s an important one. In this article I will share some guidelines to help you understand whether you should see your doctor before starting a new exercise programme.

Many people ask this as they are worried about the possible risks of exercising. However, for almost everyone, performing the right type of exercise, at the right level, is one of the best things you can do for your health. The benefits of exercise almost always outweigh the risks.

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a couple of months ago

Better Balance (Level 2 Challenge) home exercise video

Having good balance means you feel more confident. You can get out and do the things you want to do. You are less likely to trip or fall, and more likely to stay active and fit. 

This Level 2 Challenge home exercise video only takes 9 minutes. The exercises will help you to improve your balance and feel steadier on your feet. 

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a couple of months ago

I am having trouble with my balance. Do I need to go and see my doctor?

Geoff was anxious as he had been having trouble with his balance for some weeks (probably several months, once he stopped to think about it). He felt unsteady on the stairs and was even sometimes wobbling when he was standing still, which he hadn’t experienced before.

While this was concerning to Geoff, he wasn’t sure that it warranted a doctor’s appointment. He thought the symptoms would probably pass in another week or two. In the meantime, he didn’t want to waste his doctor’s time.

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