When managing a long-term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.
See how some people with health conditions have found ways to get moving, as well as ideas on how you can make getting active work for you.
Building Activity into Daily Life
There are a range of resources available online that can help you move more. Even better, many of these resources are free, so you can use them whenever you'd like. Many videos and written tutorials are available online, allowing you to try activities for beginners or those that are easy to try in the home. Some of these are structured as classes that you can follow at home. Some are written as guides for you to do in small chunks or in your own time. Search for "at home work outs" or check out one of the resources we have linked to get started.
When it comes to finding ways to move, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Click through to discover ways to get moving that might work for you.
We Are Undefeatable - YouTube Channel
Living with a health condition can be unpredictable with what you feel like you can do can changing day to day.. Find an activity that works for you here.
We Are Undefeatable - Five In Five Booklet (PDF, 2.4 Mb)
Five in Five is a completely customisable mini-workout to help you move in whatever way works for you.
15 Ways to Move More at Home (PDF, 557 Kb)
Here is a range of activity ideas to help you move more at home throughout the day.
By entering some simple health information the EXi app can help build a 12 week physical activity plan that is specific to your health needs.
The Couch To 5K app helps to get you up off the couch and running at your own pace in just 9 weeks.
A series of free resources for people with arthritis awaiting joint replacement surgery.
Treat aches and pains in your joints, muscles and bones by yourself, in your own home using guidance supported by our local clinicians.
Discover 100+ free arts, sport and wellbeing activities suitable for people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities
Getting Started - Local Support
Leading a healthy lifestyle and looking after ourselves can help us to live healthier, longer and more fulfilling lives. Many people are nervous or unsure where to start. LiveWell Dorset is a healthy lifestyle service for any adult resident in Dorset offering free support and coaching to get active, lose weight, stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake.
Click below to visit the LiveWell Dorset website where you can find more information and try-out their pan-Dorset Activity Finder:
Free healthy lifestyle advice and coaching to any adult in Dorset.
Search the community to find activities, groups and meetings to help you reach your health goals.