Now that I've hit middle age, I find that my back is often stiff in the mornings and that it doesn't wear off until mid-afternoon. I also discovered I can't do the Fullerton "stand test" (sit down on the floor unaided, then stand back up without using hands) without using one hand on rising. Neither of these augers well for my future fitness.
I am not sedentary or overweight: I cycle to and from work, which takes about 20 minutes each way and includes a hill in each direction. I tend to walk or cycle rather than taking the card, and I occasionally walk and cycle for pleasure when I have the chance, which isn't often. But while these may be helping me maintain baseline cardiovascular fitness, they're not working on my core strength and balance.
Can you suggest some short exercises I can do of a morning, without specialist equipment, that will specifically help me with balance and both flexibility and strength in my legs and back? It'd be nice to be able to touch my toes again :)