Stretch and mobility exercises to keep you moving at home
After a stroke, exercising and moving more can really help your wellbeing and mood. It can also help to reduce your risk of another stroke. Your ability to exercise will depend on the severity of the stroke and the extent of your recovery.
We’ve made a selection of videos available for people who are physically able after a stroke, and want to stretch themselves a bit more. Why not try the activities with someone who lives with you? If you live alone, share the link with someone and do the movements at a set time. You could have a chat and a coffee on a video call afterwards!
If you’re a carer, taking some time out for gentle stretching and mobility exercises can help you, too.
If you have any balance or mobility problems, hold on to a support such as a chair during standing activities. Always make sure the environment is safe so that you can move without restriction. Wear appropriate footwear and loose clothing.