Healthy At Home
Physical Activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it's 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.
You can also still go outside for a walk, run, cycle - or any other way you normally get active outside - provided you are doing so in a way that meets the latest guidance on social distancing and advice on unnecessary social contact.
Maintaining healthy behaviours at home is important. There are lots of hints and tips to help yourself and your family stay active and well
Use the Get Active Search Engine to help you find a range of virtual classes, led by providers across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
In this section both employers and employees will find useful 'working from home' tips to help you stay healthy, happy and productive.
Use 2021 to learn a new skill. This section contains a range of ideas and resources you can use to better skillset.
Looking for a little inspiration? Apps are great and simple tools to help you get and stay active.
Check out this virtual challenge from our friends at the National Forest. The challenge is a great way to keep physically active in line with government restrictions, and you'll be able to track your progress online while finding our more about the National Forest Way.
Keep track of your activity and join a range of challenges to keep you motivated and engaged in 2021.
The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times and it could have a significantly negative impact on the nation's physical activity levels. We don't want that to happen, so we'll do everything we can to support people to get and stay active – provided they are well enough.
That advice is now recommending against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel – including working from home if you can. If you're spending more and more time at home, and if you feel well, there's a wealth of online content to help you get and stay active – we have made some of this available on our website and will do more in the days and weeks ahead to add to this content.
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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 the Healthy At Home pages, LRS 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/