We are facing some uncertain times where our normal habits and routines are being hugely affected. Without knowing when 'normality' might resume, we need to be creative and resourceful in order to maintain our physical and mental wellbeing. Luckily, there are a range of online resources coming our daily with fantastic tips, ideas and virtual sessions that everybody at home can join in with at their own pace.
Before you start......
HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
If you don't feel yourself or any exisitng long term health condition has become unstable, DO NOT exercise. If you feel that you are developing any symptoms of Corona Virus please follow NHS guidelines.
ARE YOU EXERCISING ALONE?
Make sure you tell someone if you are going to be doing some activity. Keep your phone close by and stop if you feel pain or become light headed/dizzy.
IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM?
If you are going to exercise at home you might need to move some furniture. If you are using a chair, make sure it's a sturdy one, prefereably with no arms so that you have room to move better.
What you or someone you care for can do at home
NB It's important to give people an option to be active but you shouldn't lead someone in activity if you aren't qualified. Supervising safety is of real benefit and there are lots of resources that you can show people but they should always be reminded they take part at their own risk. If they have any medical conditions that can be exacerbated by physical activity then they should not be encouraged to do so.
Strength and balance exercises you can do at home.
Fun activities to do at home from Nick Rance, Get Berkshire Active
Great news! Neeta's Chair Yoga is now LIVE ONLINE. You can join the virtual sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. Contact Neeta firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details and discuss any health conditions you may have prior to taking part.
Never seen Chair Yoga? Take a look ⬇️
Chair Based Exercise Programme Booklet (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Let's Stay Connected
Are you a current member of an activity group run by Get Berkshire Active, Ever Active or one of our partners?
If you are feeling isolated and want to get in touch with other members of your group then get in touch. We might be able to put you in contact with your friends or the instructor that was delivering your sessions! Contact us at email@example.com
Want some advice on activities for your condition?
We want to keep you all as active as you can so get in touch with us and we will try to give you some ideas, or put you in touch with an expert that might be able to help more than we can.