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.
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
- This Girl Can Home Exercise suggestions and inspiration (suitable for men as well!)
- Fitness Blender has over 500 free workout videos
- Workout using objects easily found at home like a small water bottle or a tin of beans. Search for “home object workout’ or watch this video from British Heart Foundation
- Sport England’s Stay in Work out portal has a great selection of online fitness platforms
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.
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 seated exercise routine for older people and those with limited mobility
- NHS strength exercises
- NHS balance exercises
- NHS flexibility exercises
British Heart Foundation Exercises
- British Heart Foundation Strength exercises video
- British Heart Foundation Resistant band exercises
- British Heart Foundation Chair based exercises
Vitality Exercise and Movement
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!
- Joe Wicks will be providing workouts for kids on his Youtube channel The Body Coach TV . Also see his Kids Workouts to do at Home playlist
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- This Girl Can Disney dance-along
- Change4Life indoor activity ideas
- Change4Life accessible activities for children and young people with disabilities
- Change For Life – Wake Up Shake Ups Fun family activities to do together
- BBC Supermovers Fun Curriculum linked learning resources
- Go Noodle Movement and Mindfulness videos for use with children
- Premier League Primary Stars Fun Curriculum linked resources
- Get Set Tokyo Activities linked to Tokyo 2020
- Nike Active Kids Do Better Resources for parents to get their kids more active
- Jumpstart Johnny Fun workout videos to get kids moving
- Imoves is free for parents to use at the current time
- @GetSet4PE are tweeting daily activities to help your child get active
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.