Get & Stay Active At Home
Physical Activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it's more important than ever right now.
Being active in a way that is right for you, can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.
You can also still go outside for a walk, run, cycle - or any other way you normally get active outside - provided you are doing so in a way that meets the latest guidance on social distancing and advice on unnecessary social contact.
Moving more and keeping active plays a part in creating a healthy lifestyle.
There are many ways that we can still remain active in our homes and, whilst Government advice allows, outside in your local neighborhood whilst following social distancing guidelines. The boxes below will support you to Make Your Move; whether that is home exercise classes, play sessions with the family, using an app or an outdoor walk. Please ensure you follow the Government's latest Guidance on Access to Green Spaces which can be found here
The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times and it could have a significantly negative impact on the nation's physical activity levels. We don't want that to happen, so we'll do everything we can to support people to get and stay active – provided they are well enough.
If you're unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. Please feel free to refer to the UK Chief Medical Officer's Physical Activity Guidelines when determining the level of activity appropriate to you.
Make sure you warm up and cool down to prevent injury, and make sure you keep hydrated.
Stop the exercises immediately if you feel faint or unwell, and if you still feel dizzy or unwell have a rest. Next time try something less strenuous, building up your activity gradually.
The Legal Bit
You're performing the exercises linked from our website at your own risk.
Whilst every effort has been made to verify the information on the Healthy At Home pages, Active Together is not responsible for the accuracy or content of external websites. Whilst taking part in physical activity, participants should ensure they take part at a level which is appropriate to them and their health and are responsible for ensuring they check the credentials and health and safety requirements for each activity. It is recommended that participants follow the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines for physical activity. Participants will choose to utilise these links and take part in activities at their own risk.
Finally, please continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, by reviewing the advice provided here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/