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Keep fit and exercise

Every day 

The NHS website has programmes, work outs and tips to get you moving and improve your fitness and wellbeing. Physical activity guidelines are provided for:

Adults aged 19 to 64
Children (under 5 years)
Children and young people
Older adults

There is also an equipment free 5-week exercise plan to increase strength and flexibility for beginners.

Join the Movement is a brand-new campaign from Sport England designed to give you the advice and tools to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The campaign's new webpage is packed with fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home and outdoors and features exclusive offers and workouts from content providers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT.

Joe Wickes’ own online PE class for everyone runs every morning: The Body Coach TV

The Royal Canadian Air Force exercises are more of a work out; five basic exercises here.

The NHS website also lists other exercise you might consider:

  • Yoga : This is suitable for all ability levels. It combines a series of poses with breathing, and is good for building strength, flexibility and balance. 
  • Tai chi: This is an ancient Chinese art that builds strength, flexibility and balance through slow and controlled movements.
  • Pilates: Focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and posture.

The Live Well NHS web page also has useful advice on:

  • Eat well
  • Healthy weight
  • Sleep and tiredness
  • Sexual health
  • Alcohol support

event date: 

Monday, May 4, 2020