There are many possibilities to choose from, and you may be surprised what you can do and what you’ll enjoy. Just be sure to get your doctor’s and/or physiotherapist’s advice on any medical limitations and what to avoid:

Bandolier – go to www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/ bandolier and see exercise in their healthy living section.

The NHS Health Encyclopaedia – www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk in our first resources section has good information.

The Complimentary Healthcare Information Service – www.chisuk.org.uk links to all the main movement therapy exercise techniques. a one-stop convenience shop.

Specialised exercise:

Tai Chi – local adult education courses, local gym, fitness centre, library listing or the tai chi union of Great Britain – www.taichiunion.com

Pilates – Alan Herdman (www.alanherdmanpilates.co.uk) literally wrote the age-related book on this, and his site is a good place to start. Also see www.pilatesfoundation.com

Yoga – www.bwy.org.uk

Dancing – ballroom, tap, folk, flamenco, modern, social and jazz are just a few to name for this versatile exercise. Find dance classes for people your age in your area through  Community Dance and Ceroc!

Gyms / Circuit Training / Sport – Find a gym in your area with the facilities important to you with MyGymCompare.co.uk!

Exercise in water: 

Aqua-Chi – www.taichiunion.com

Aqua-gym – www.aquagym.co.uk

Aqua-dance – find classes at your local pool or head to www.virginactive.co.uk for classes at their gyms.

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