Get & Stay Active At Home
Physical activity is 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.
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. 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.
A link to Sport England's web page for tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home.
Your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team
Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team who can provide advice and opportunities to support you to become more active.
Virtual & Live Activity Sessions
Use the Get Active Search Engine to help you find a range of virtual classes, led by providers across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
We Are Undefeatable supports people who live with one or more long-term health conditions so you can make the most of those good days.
Looking for a little inspiration? Apps are great and simple tools to help you get and stay active.
Our mental and physical wellbeing often come hand in hand. Remember to look after both. Click for information on a range of ideas and resources you can use to help your mental wellbeing.
Keep track of your activity and join a range of challenges to keep you motivated and engaged.
Download our Activity Tracker
Track how active you are with the Activity Tracker.
Adults / Older Adults - aim to take part in 150 minutes of physical activity a week
Children & Young People - aim to take part in an average of 60 minutes physical activity a day
Under 5's - aim to take part in 3 hours physical activity a day
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 these 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/