Let’s keep moving

We are in the middle of winter - it’s rainy and cold.

It could be a challenging time to getting some exercise.


I decided to design a simple exercise routine with NIP walkers (or any other rollator with a seat).

My NIP Exercises take about 10 mins and I recommend you do this first thing when you are up and about with your Pyjamas on. Good stretching can help your posture and boost your energy in the morning.

These are simple stretching exercises using your legs and arms with NIP walkers.



Exercise 1

Make sure you put the parking brake on. Standing with your nip walker with good posture : Open your shoulders, stand straight, and pull your tummy in. Hold the walker handles and stand up onto your toes. Repeat this 20 times. Make sure your posture is good and straight.



Exercise 2

Make sure you put the parking brake on.

Lift your leg up backwards. Repeat this with each leg 10 times each.



Exercise 3

Parking brake off.

Hold your NIP walker handles and make sure your legs stay firmly on the ground. Push the walker forward with your feet stationary, and slowly pull it back. Repeat this 15 times. Only push forward as much as is comfortable.



Exercise 4

Make sure you put the parking brake on.

Push your left leg back and bend your right leg slightly. Bring left leg back and stand straight again. Now do the same with your right leg and repeat with each leg 10 times



Exercise 5

Make sure you put the parking brake on and handles down to make NIP walker to be a chair. Put two feet together and lift one leg to make a straight line, hold for 5 secs, then put your leg down. Now do the same with other leg and repeat with each leg 10 times.



Exercise 6

Make sure you put the parking brake on and handles down to make NIP walker to be a chair. Both arms straight out to the side and turn your torso and your right hand to touch the your ankle (or near your ankle with feeling comfortable) and your left arm points to the sky. Now do the same with other hand and repeat with each hand 10 times.



Exercise 7

Make sure you put the parking brake on and handles down to make NIP walker to be a chair. Sit forward and hold the armrests. Straighten your legs and point your toes (your heals touching the ground) and pull your toes toward you. Repeat this 10 times.


There is many ways you can get some exercise at home with a walking frame|walker|rollator. Even a gentle walk around the house will be a great start.

Every little bit counts.


Have a wonderful week!