Stay Active While at Home
How to stay active while you are at home
We’re all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.
Join the Movement is Sport England’s brand-new campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.
To find lots of fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home, with exclusive offers and workouts click here.
Solihull Active have pulled together some of the best ideas and tips to help you & your family get active at home, if well enough below:
Children, young people and families
- Join Fit for Sport Activity Challenge this Easter Bank Holiday FREE to all families, this activity challenge aims to help keep everyone healthy and active at home throughout this period of uncertainty
- Take part in Joe Wicks 30 minute PE lesson via YouTube every week day
- British Cycling has launched a daily activity calendar to keep kids moving and help them to develop new skills. Activities will be shared through its YouTube and Facebook channels at 11:00 each day. They are suitable for children from as young as 18 months to eight years old, and many can be done without a bike
- The Youth Sport Trust have 60 second challenges and PE Home Learning resources available for FREE
- Kids Run Free have created an activity hub for families to continue to keep active. They have online videos for young children and their families to follow, physical activity games cards to play, a virtual running race for older teens and adults to get involved with
- Further advice for children, young people and families on getting active at home
Adults, older adults and people with disabilities
- The NHS has 24 instructor-led videos across aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories. The workouts range from 10 to 45 minutes and can be found at their NHS fitness studio.
- 10 Today a programme designed for older people to protect against poor health and disease, improve mental health and maintain independence whilst at home.
- MoveitorLoseit have created a series of fitness videos for older people available on You Tube.
- Later Life Training: Make Movement your Mission this session is designed for individuals who need purely seated options for movement.
- Include Me West Midlands have launched a Facebook group to help support disabled people to stay active.
- Activity Alliance remain committed to ensuring disabled people can be and stay active. They have compiled a few ways you can keep active while at home. Their team is also available to support organisations where possible.
- Further advice for adults, older adults and people with disabilities
People with long term health conditions
If you are well enough to exercise then there are some great and simple ways you can stay active at home. Start gradually and build up slowly if you are new to any of these type of exercises.
- PHE have recently produced an ‘Active at Home’ booklet that provides practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.
- The NHS has a fantastic range of options, including gym-free workouts, home workout videos and exercise routines for strength, balance and flexibility.
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have 6 simple exercises to help people stay strong, improve mental health and prevent falling.
- We Are Undefeatable is a recent Sport England campaign supporting and inspiring people with a range of long term health conditions to find ways to be active. Find out more about getting started, ways to move and people’s inspiring stories of what’s worked for them.
- Charity websites are also a great source of physical activity information and advice for your specific health conditions, many also have exercise videos including:
• British Heart Foundation • Arthritis Action • MS Society • Parkinson’s UK (YouTube)
- Further advice for people with long term health conditions on getting active at home
Active Chats (new service now available)
If you have low physical activity levels at the moment, are aged over 60 and looking to be more active then why not try Active Chats for support, advice and some simple gentle exercises to help you get started.
Active Chats is great for people who are more vulnerable and may have been shielding and for those feeling isolated at the moment. To find out more about how Active Chats could help you or someone you know call: 0121 779 6707.
Active Chats is also available if you have had Covid-19 and are looking for ways to be more active as part of your recovery.
Please click here to view the Active Chats Leaflet.
Everyone Active – online class timetable
Here is their brand-new FREE, Facebook and YouTube, LIVE class timetable! Now featuring the heavily requested Les Mills Body Pump and Yoga classes! Facebook – facebook.com/everyoneactive. YouTube – youtube.com/everyoneactive