COVID-19 Physical Health

It is important that people try their best to stay healthy during this time. If you are in self-isolation, see below for some useful resources on types of exercise you can do whilst inside.

Many of these activities are suitable for those over the age of 65 and are recommended by the NHS. 

If you are in a vulnerable group and are currently in self-isolation but not showing any symptoms, the Government currently advises that you can also for a walk outdoors - as long as you stay more than 2 metres from others.

If you have symptoms or live with someone who has symptoms, you are required to stay inside and are unable to go on walks. If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days. If you live with someone who is showing symptoms, stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person developed symptoms.

 

NHS Indoor Exercises:

Sitting exercises: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/

Balance exercises: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/balance-exercises/

Strength exercises: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/strength-exercises/

Gym-Free workouts: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/gym-free-workouts/

 

Yoga:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-yoga/

Yoga is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Online resources, especially Youtube, offer tutorials which are helpful for beginners to ensure that you practice safely, as well as inspiring new movements. 

See also:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-tai-chi/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-pilates/

 

More intensive exercises:

NHS 10 minute workout: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/

NHS 10 minute cardio workout: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-home-cardio-workout/

 

For Children:

Dancing: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/sports-and-activities/dancing