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Balance exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much exercise for a while, these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build…

10-minute workouts

Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need. These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule. There are six workouts,…

Easy exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. Research suggests moderate-intensity, low-impact activity, such as yoga and fast walking, is just as effective as high-impact activity, such as running, in lowering the risk of heart disease. Here are some popular low-impact activities.…

Strength exercises

Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these strength exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For the chair-based exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You…

Why do I feel pain after exercise?

Have you ever felt sore after starting a new activity or pushing yourself harder than usual during a workout? Muscle soreness that shows up a day or two after exercising can affect anyone, regardless of your fitness level. But don't be put off. This type of…

Common exercise mistakes

Get the most out of your workouts and avoid injury with these tips to correct common exercise mistakes. From lifting too much weight to poor technique, an exercise performed incorrectly can mean you're not getting the benefits you're looking for, and can even cause pain…

Choosing sports shoes and trainers

Sports shoes are probably the most important piece of fitness equipment you'll buy, so it's vital to pick the right pair. There are big differences in the way various sports shoes support your feet. This means it's not good for your feet if you play football…

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for…

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

A guide to tai chi

All you need to know about tai chi, including the health benefits, different styles and getting started. What is tai chi? Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi…