In the second of two guest blogs, Laura Penhaul, Lead Physiotherapist for British Sailing, talks us through some more advanced strength and mobility exercises, all of which can be done without the need for expensive equipment.
Following on from my first piece covering some tips for integrating strength and mobility into our everyday lives, which you can read here, I’m now going to focus specifically on some slightly more advanced exercises, all of which can still be done at home without the need for any expensive equipment.
Start off by doing your calf raises with both feet on the floor and do them slowly – each calf raise should take 6 seconds.
Sit to stand
Here are some trunk exercises, which help to keep the stomach switched on.
Alternate leg lifts
Single leg lowers
Single leg balance
I hope this has given you a flavour of some of the simple exercises you might think about doing at home to help you maintain or develop strength and flexibility, and integrate a bit of movement and mobility into your daily or weekly routine.
Please don’t think that you have to block out a long period of time to do these exercises either, a minute or two each day is really beneficial to your health and wellbeing.
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