Strength

Activities you can do from home to build strength

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Length: 6 minutes

Join certified fitness leader Caroline MacLennan as she guides you through 5 upper and lower body exercises to build strength. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair, resistance bands or soup cans.

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Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 9 to 50 minutes

Choose from a variety of workout videos that focus on building upper and lower body strength. Duration: 5 to 35 minutes. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, hand weights or equivalent. 

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Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes

Choose from a variety of low-impact workouts created by the National Institute On Aging that focus on building strength, flexibility and balance. Equipment needed: sturdy chair with arms, two equally weighed objects (e.g. dumbbells or soup cans), mat, towel.

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Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 5 to 8 minutes

This video series by the City of Victoria features strengthening exercises that only require a wall. Equipment needed: wall.

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Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 12 to 24 minutes

These workouts feature resistance band exercises that strengthen the upper and lower body. One of the workouts can be performed while sitting in a chair. Equipment needed: resistance band, sturdy chair without arms.

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This exercise routine from the National Health Service and includes a series of 7 easy step-by-step exercises to strengthen both your upper and lower body. There is also a printable PDF guide of these exercises available. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair without arms, two equally weighted items (soup cans, water bottles, etc.).