Get & Stay Active 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.
Moving more and keeping active plays a part in creating a healthy lifestyle.
There are many ways that we can still remain active in our homes and, whilst Government advice allows, outside in your local neighborhood whilst following social distancing guidelines. The boxes below will support you to Make Your Move; whether that is home exercise classes, play sessions with the family, using an app or an outdoor walk. Please ensure you follow the Government's latest Guidance on Access to Green Spaces which can be found here
Looking for ways to keep your little one active at home? Take a look at our Active Tots at home pages for useful hints, tips and app suggestions.
It's important or children to get 60 minutes of physical activity a day! Find some fun and engaging physical activity ideas for the whole family here.
For adults and older adults exercising at home, this section has got you covered from fall prevention exercises to moderate intensity home workouts.
A link to Sport England's web page for tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home.
Use the Get Active Search Engine to help you find a range of virtual classes, led by providers across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
Find out more information on how your Local Sports Alliance is supporting your local area during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We Are Undefeatable supports people who live with one or more long-term health conditions so you can make the most of those good days.
National Governing Bodies have resources available to keep you active and engaged with your favourite sport, find yours in this section.
Looking for a little inspiration? Apps are great and simple tools to help you get and stay active.
Keep track of your activity and join a range of challenges to keep you motivated and engaged in 2021.
Use 2021 to learn a new skill. This section contains a range of ideas and resources you can use to better skillset.
In this section both employers and employees will find useful 'working from home' tips to help you stay healthy, happy and productive.
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.
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/