Following government guidance in light of the coronavirus outbreak, many of us will be working from home, self-isolating and practising social distancing. Here we are sharing useful resources and information to help stay active whilst at home.
View a list of resources here. There are more provisions and resources in the column to the right, which we are updating daily.
We are encouraging people in our local communities to share how they are keeping active online by using the hashtag #StayActiveSussex.
Sport England have lots of useful resources on their #JoinTheMovement page on their website here.
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is full of inspiration for women on keeping active, and have a dedicated page for exercising at home here.
Check out the video we created on keeping active around the house with our This Girl Can ambassador and fitness blogger, Tess Agnew
Her Spirit is a personalised coaching app for your Mind, Body and Fuel and is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to Sport England Lottery funding.
Join a supportive, fun, non-judgmental community of like-minded women keeping active and eating more healthily looking after their mental health.
Her Spirit’s mission to inspire women to be happier and healthier has never been more important. To help keep you motivated and feeling less socially isolated through this during this period of national uncertainty they are hosting the following within the Her Spirit Community:
- Daily live and on demand workouts – Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Core, Strength, IMoveFreely + more
- Weekly Her Spirit podcast with Louise Minchin (BBC Breakfast) & Annie Emmerson (BBC Triathlon Presenter) and special guests
- Weekly community run and cycling challenges
- Weekly live and on demand meditations
- Weekly Live healthy eating and lifestyles education and inspiration.
- Community Feed to chat and keep in touch with each other for fun and support.
We have collated some resources and provisions designed specifically for older adults, which will help support those of you who want to remain active at home, or want to start getting more active.
The NHS website has brilliant resources for seniors around keeping active and exercises you can do at home.
Later Life Training
Later Life Training are a not-for-profit, providing training for those delivering exercise to frailer older people and those who have had a stroke. They have a YouTube channel with daily exercises aimed at older adults. Check out the first video in the series below:
Long term conditions and disabilities
When you’re managing a health condition, being active is about finding what works for you. As well as giving any of the resources on this page a go, we’ve also pulled together some more specific resources for you to benefit from.
The national charity remains committed to ensuring disabled people can be and stay active. The team is here to support your organisation in whatever way they can, and have compiled a few ways you can keep active while at home.
WheelPower (the National Charity for Wheelchair Sport) are committed to providing new digital content that allows people with disabilities to ‘Stay Active’ from their homes during this difficult time. They are producing exercise videos from adaptive yoga, to beginners circuits and no equipment cardio workouts that provide wide ranging benefits to disabled peoples mental and physical well being. Visit their YouTube channel here.
Sitting Fit Yoga
A series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes. Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and your balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing.
Please note that we are continually updating our Active at Home pages daily, adding new information and resources as things progress and change with the coronavirus outbreak.