What is the Start Today Exercise Programme (STEP)?
Together with Wesport, we have developed a homebased exercise programme to increase strength and balance for people who find it difficult to get out and about. It is designed for people who are at risk of falls and becoming less active.
One in three people over 65 and half of people over 80 fall every year, and the risk increases as we become older. Research shows simple lifestyle changes prevent falls, make us more independent and improve our quality of life.
Watch our exercise video
Our STEP exercise video contains a description of each exercise, with animations to show you how to do them correctly. There are three upper body exercises and three lower body exercises.
Click the play button to watch the video and see how each exercise.
See our exercise leaflet
Our STEP leaflet contains all the exercises in the STEP programme, with descriptions on how to perform these correctly. Click the image of the leaflet to download and print the leaflet.