Home activities

If you’re not keen on getting fit in public and would prefer to stick to the comfort of your own home, there are plenty of activities you could try to keep yourself fit and healthy.

These can be as simple as stretches, sit-ups or squats in your bedroom or the living room. It’s not important where you start being active, the fact you’re giving it a go is the only thing that matters.

The great thing about doing activities at home is that you’re in complete control, it’s private and it’s somewhere that you feel comfortable. You can choose what you want to do at home, so make sure you choose something that suits your needs.

It’s good to be mindful of how strenuous the activities you decide to try are, especially if you haven’t been active in a while. To be extra safe, be sure to do a quick warm up before you start to prepare your body and remember to stretch out afterwards.

Being active at home lets you experience all the benefits of being active without even leaving the house. This can include:

  • Higher self-confidence
  • Lose weight
  • Manage weight
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase endurance
  • Improve emotional state-happiness
  • Cope with and handle stress better
  • Get "me time"
  • Increase motivation
  • Improve fitness
  • Decrease heart disease risk
  • Decrease risk of osteoporosis
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Decrease risk of high blood pressure
  • Improve overall sense of well being
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduce the risk of stroke

As you’ve chosen to do your activities at home, there are no expensive membership fees or equipment costs to worry about. You may need to get yourself a fitness DVD or a mat for your comfort if you’re doing floor activities, other than that it’s completely free.

You may think that doing activities at home is fairly limited, however there are lots you can try out. This website has some films to get you started.

It’s got loads of simple activities that you can try at home.

If you’ve not been active in a while it’s a good idea to ease yourself into any activities you want to try, even at home. Start small with 10 minutes of activity at a time and build yourself up slowly.


If you’re not very upwardly mobile, why not try some chair-based activities? Or if you’d rather rather get out of the house click here to visit our activities page.