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Getting started

Please read this before attempting these exercises

Normally it is advised that if you have health concerns you consult your doctor before trying new exercises. Please use the following advice to ensure your safety and enjoyment of trying new exercises. Please note that Livewell Southwest cannot be responsible for any resulting problems.

  • Do not exercise if you feel unwell.
  • Discontinue exercises if you start to feel unwell.
  • Do ensure you have had the appropriate medication prior to starting (e.g. inhalers, pain relief) and if you have diabetes it is well managed beforehand.
  • Do not exercise into pain; discontinue any exercise that exacerbates your pain.
  • Do stop and rest during the exercise as you need to.
  • Do not exercise too soon after a meal.
  • Do wear loose and comfortable clothing and flat, supportive shoes.
  • Do exercises that feel comfortable and the right pace for you; please do not force any movements that are not comfortable.
  • Do consider the seated class if you have impaired balance.
  • Do use a supportive chair when doing seated exercises.


Physical activity guidelines

Try and aim for 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times a week which can be in 10 minute bursts for the health and psychological benefits of being active. Stand up every hour to move around. Please see other links on this website for other classes possibilities or ideas.

Don’t forget the housework, gardening and going for a walk all count!

Keep active and safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Sarah Macpherson and Carmel Marner (MCSP)

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