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Strength exercises: exercise video

Strengthening (or resistance) exercises help you develop stronger muscles. In this video, we show you some strengthening exercises you can do at home.

Strengthening exercises help you develop stronger muscles. This is important to stay independent. Have a go at the strengthening exercises shown in this video. You should try to do some strengthening exercises at least 2 days a week. This video lasts 33 minutes and 20 seconds.

Level 1: For people who get short of breath during activities like showering and dressing and moving around their home.

Level 2: For people who get out of breath doing things like carrying light groceries, mowing the lawn and hoovering.

Level 3: For people who feel short of breath after doing high energy activities like walking up hills and carrying heavy groceries.

Next: Aerobic exercises

Or, go to cool down and stretch


This information was reviewed in January 2021. The next review date is January 2024.

We’ve developed this information in partnership with, and with funding from, Boehringer Ingelheim.

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