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Now, more than ever, it is important that we stay active – as long as you feel well enough. Even small amounts of activity will have a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
If you’re spending more and more time at home, and if you feel well, there’s a wealth of free online content to help you get active – we have collated some of this.
Public Health England has produced a guide for being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
This list of resources are fantastic for adults to try out to help them to stay active during lockdown and beyond. There’s a huge variety for all different fitness and skills levels too!
The Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity guidance highlights the benefits of maintaining muscle strength, balance and flexibility.
These specific exercises are great for all ages, but particularly if you’re over 65:
We have collated a bank of resources to provide inspiration for children and young people to stay active at home. Check out the Active 30 page for ideas.
Some physical activity resources from the Sport England Winter Toolkit that are great for kids and children can be viewed here too:
The NHS has put together illustrated guides showing some equipment-free workouts, which you can do at home. All are suitable for beginners or people returning to exercise.
Strength and Resistance:
There are a number of websites with online home workouts, some of which have a free trial.
Practice relaxation and mindfulness to boost your mood.
If possible, go outside each day to get some fresh air. Gardening and walking are both great ways to stay active. However, please keep up to date with Government advice before using public green space – Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces