Many people return to my practice after the Christmas break a little despondent because they've not done their exercises. If you've been to see me you'll know that I try to give 'functional' exercises that can be done 'any time, any place, anywhere' rather like a certain drink from the '80s. In other words my exercises try to reproduce normal human movement and you rarely need to lie on the floor to do them. The trouble is remembering to get them done. Usually the best method is to tag them to another routine, so for example calf stretches can be linked to brushing teeth, core/pelvic floor work can be done whilst on the phone, walking, waiting for the kettle to boil. Some sitting stretches work very well whilst watching the television (or e mails). So no need to give up. Of Course we get out of routines during a holiday, that's the pleasure of a break, but we can pick up where we left off, and hopefully feel fresh enough to plan just WHEN the exercises are going to get done. You can increase the strength and elasticity of muscles at any age and even after a lifetime of inactivity.