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The review date for these videos was December 2020. We are working to get them updated as soon as possible, but in the meantime the videos are clinically sound and still safe to be used.

Strength exercises: exercise video

Exercises to strengthen your muscles.

Geoff, Yvonne and Mick do exercises to strengthen their muscles. Julie reminds them to use breathing techniques.

They repeat each exercise 10 times – that’s one set. Depending what level they are, they do 1, 2 or 3 sets. Some of the exercises use weights or resistance bands. This film lasts 33:20 minutes.

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

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