Stay Active during COVID-19

In the current Covid-19 lock down it undoubtedly seems harder to fit exercise and movement into your day. However, staying active is more important than ever at the moment, both for your physical and mental health. Even if when you’re stuck at home there are still plenty of ways you can build movement and exercise into your day.

During this difficult time Active Lincolnshire remain committed to helping people get and stay active. We’ve compiled a list of online resources and videos to give you ideas for exercise in and around the house.  If you’re fit and well, and showing no symptoms of coronavirus, current guidelines state  you can go outside for one form of exercise a day e.g. for a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of your household. You must follow social distancing guidelines when you do so to help protect yourselves and those most at risk. Read the guidance here.


Social Media

We’ll be sharing more ideas, articles, links and videos on social media over the coming weeks. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see these. If you want to share your home workout ideas then use the hashtags #StayInWorkOut and #LetsMoveLincolnshire


Exercising at Home

For Older People and those who need to keep it steady

The Lets Move 7 days, 7 districts 7 ways to get active video, features simple strength based exercises that can easily be done at home. Try one everyday of the week.

 Ten Today

Easy to follow, 10-minute daily home workouts designed to help older people stay active at home during the Covid-19 outbreak.  The audio exercise routines are available on demand through BBC Sounds and broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

NHS exercises

British Heart Foundation Exercises

Vitality Exercise and Movement

Vitality who run exercise classes in Lincolnshire for the over 60s, have an online leaflet outlining a mainly chair based routine.

For Children

If your children are off school, its important to try and keep them active everyday. There are lots of online activities that can help you do this in a fun way. A few of our online recommendations are below, but simple activities in the garden if you have one, like skipping, ball games and tag, are also great. Join in and do them together to boost your daily activity too!

If your child/children are feeling anxious or worried about the current situation, you might like to download the guide to coronavirus for children produced by the Children’s Commissioner. Find the guide here

For those with a disability or a long term health condition

  • Activity Alliance have a page of advice and links for adults and children with a disability to keep active.
  • Limb Power will be posting daily exercises to do at home via twitter @LimbPower and their Facebook page suitable for amputees or those with a limb impairment.
  • Sport England’s We Are Undefeatable campaign has some advice and tips to keep you active within your home.
  • Wheel Power have launched a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes.