Well and good


Well and good

In the busy modern world, taking time out for yourself is important for both your physical and mental well-being. Here are some exercise and wellbeing ideas to boost the soul.

Home exercise program with Dan Hardie

Stay fit and healthy at home with a series of video workouts designed by Summerset’s resident fitness expert and advisor Dan Hardie.

Visit Dan's home exercise program here

Relax with meditation 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete meditation novice or a seasoned pro, it’s never too late to give it a try. And you don’t have to be a hippie or sit cross-legged and chant to reap the relaxation benefits! 

Here are some popular free apps to get you started just go to the Apple App Store or Google Play search for the apps and download 

  • Headspace – great basics for the meditation beginner 

  • Insight timer – a huge collection of guided meditations and talks, and used by more than 7 million people worldwide! 

  • Elevate – a brain training app with a range of exercises designed to sharpen the mind 

Try yoga 

You don’t need any fancy equipment to have a go at yoga, just some stretchy pants and an open mind! Always go at your own pace and don’t push yourself too hard if you’re a beginner. Feeling a slight muscle stretch is often a good thing, but if something feels sore, give that move a miss. 

Yoga fans love Yoga with Adrienne. 

Click here to check out her classes on YouTube 

Tai chi for body and soul 

Gentle, relaxing moves are great for busting stress and adding exercise into your day. YouTube is a good place to start for simple videos that explain the basics. 

Click here to try ‘Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day’ with Leia Cohen 

Leia also has a range of videos on Facebook, just type ‘Taiflow’ into the search section to find her page. 


Pilates is great for the body and soul. These are specially created workouts for Seniors and those who would like gentle but effective workouts. With workouts from five minutes to 30 minutes there is something for everyone.

Click here for a range of great Pilates videos to choose from

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Home exercise programme with Dan Hardie

Workout at home with a series of exercises designed by Summerset’s resident fitness expert and advisor Dan Hardie

Visit Dan's exercise program

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