Exercise is important to help us maintain good health, strength and mobility, especially as we age.
All too often, and for all sorts of reasons, we skip a regular exercise program – because we don’t have time, it is too far or too expensive to go to the gym, or it’s cold outside! Rather than miss out altogether, we encourage you to build simple exercises into your daily routine.
Best of all, they don’t need a trained instructor to supervise and they require little or no equipment!
Random Acts of Exercise
The easiest way to include exercises into your daily routine is to attach them to activities that are already habits. For example, every time you put the kettle on, place your hands on the bench for support and do some heel raises. Can you increase the repetitions for the time it takes to boil the kettle?
Our Random Acts of Exercise program is a series of simple, fun activities that you can do every day, anywhere, and at any time.
You can watch our series of short videos or download our flyer with some simple ideas to keep on the kitchen bench.
By learning one or two simple movements each week, you can build your strength, minimise the risk of falls, and help maintain your independence.
Random Acts of Exercise is a program funded under the Change our Game initiative by the Victorian Government’s Office of Women in Sport and Recreation. This initiative is working to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation.
Self-paced online program to do at home
With the assistance of Victoria Together, and as part of the Living Longer Living Stronger™ program, we have developed an exercise series you can follow at home. There are even chair-based options.
All you need is an internet connection and a device such as a phone, iPad or personal computer.
The program has been designed by physiotherapist Lisa Westlake alongside our own Living Longer, Living Stronger Instructor and provider – Snezanna Pezzin.
There is something for everyone with a range of styles and plenty of options provided, no matter your ability. They are designed to help adults stay fit, strong, mobile, and happy.
We recommend you watch the introductory video before moving onto your pre-recorded sessions when and where it suits you.
Living Longer Living Stronger Online
Our third option for exercising at home is to participate in a Living Longer, Living Strong Online class.
These are classes that you log into on a set day and time and interact in a live session with a qualified trainer.
Living Longer Living Stronger™ Online is suitable for people of all levels of ability. Your instructor will organise a one-on-one assessment to answer your questions and make sure an individualised program will be created for you. Each week you can ask questions, discuss your progress and interact with all the other participants which is a great way to socialise.
Read more about Living Longer Living Stronger™ Online and find a provider.