Movement Snacks are short seated exercises you can carry out in the comfort of your own home, doing as much or as little as you feel you can. Each of these seated movement snack sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length. Their aim is to help you reduce your time sitting still, by demonstrating functional movements that you can build in to your day.
Each session has a different theme and it is recommended that you begin with session 1. You can complete all or some of the movements as you feel able to, and can even play it again later in the day if you wish! All of the sessions are led by one of the physiotherapists here at St Margaret’s Hospice.
Before you take on any of the exercises below please ensure you have read our exercise disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
Session 1: Let's move!
Session 2: Stretch and flex
Session 3: Let's focus on legs
Session 4: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes!
Session 5: Hip, hip, hooray!
Session 6: Let's focus on arms
Session 7: Let's lift those legs
Session 8: Sit tall, breathe well
Session 9: All the key leg muscles
Session 10: All the skills for sit to stand
Any exercises provided on this website are not to be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce the risk of injury, before beginning this or any exercise program, if you have concerns please consult a health care provider for appropriate advice and safety precautions. The exercise instruction and advice presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical consultation. We disclaim any liability from and in connection with this program. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you experience any new symptoms including feeling faint or dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. If symptoms persist or you have any concerns please consult your health care provider.