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.
Just 10 minutes of physical activity a day can benefit your physical and mental health.
10 Today involves short ten minute routines to get you stretching and moving, and will be broadcast on the radio and online. 10 Today's vision is a world where being physically active is part of daily life for older people.
10 Today Exercise Routine (PDF, 55 Kb)
Download 10 TODAY leaflet and give it a go today!
Fun activities to do at home
Fun and simple activities can help you staying strong and active.
Watch Nick's videos and share it from the Facebook Page to support your friends and relatives with ideas for home activities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.