Staying Active At Home On Your Own
Staying indoors can have a negative impact on our mental health, especially if you're having to stay in on your own. There's still plenty you can be doing however to keep moving at home, even if you are on your own. Below are some great examples of activities you can be trying, for all ranges of people including seniors and those with long-term health conditions!
Chair Based Exercises
SASP have online exercise classes in the form of pre-recorded videos that are great to do from the comfort of your own home. You can pause the videos and re-watch at any time, meaning it's easy to follow on as many times as you want and at your own pace. The class uses chair based exercises, meaning people who struggle to stand either for long periods or without support will be able to participate. These videos are designed to help improve strength, mobility and flexibility.
Additionally, the NHS have some fantastic guides for home exercise. These are great for all ages, but particularly if you're over 65:
Less Mills have a collection of over 800 workouts online that you can stream, cast or download. You can get a 14 day FREE trial for this on their website, as well as lots of FREE content being on their website for everyone to access.
NHS Gym-Free Workouts
These illustrated guides show you how you can stay active at home using various things around the house; no equipment required.
NHS 10 Minute Workouts
These 10 minute workouts are perfect for a quick workout or break when you have some spare time at home.
OneYou Home Workout Videos
OneYou have some great videos for you to follow along with at home that are easy and simple to follow.
Joe Wicks (aka. The Body Coach TV)
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Videos
The NHS have uploaded previously recorded yoga sessions from live webcasts for people to watch and follow along at home. These sessions range from 10 to 45 minutes in length.
Make Movement Your Mission
A new Facebook group has been created encouraging people to join in with 'Bex', who will be doing live videos 3 times daily to encourage people to keep moving.