Wellness and exercise with Dan

Dan Hardie is one of Summerset's resident wellness experts. Having previously worked as a personal trainer at Les Mills gym, Dan now helps our residents keep to healthy and well.

Check out Dan’s simple guide to gentle exercise and stretches to do at home.

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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, simply download from the Apple App Store or Google Play:

    • 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.