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Five Ways: get active

The LiveWell Dorset Five Ways Challenge

Physical activity can provide the focus, reward, break or structure we all need, especially for those of us spending more time at home. So keep moving, to help reduce the risks of serious health conditions and  use exercise to help keep your mind and bodies strong.

Online Home Workouts

Working out at home can be confusing if you don’t know where to start or don’t have any equipment, but in truth, there is no better time to do so. With an abundance of FREE online workouts you can try.

If you have little or no equipment, then why not try some short 10-minute workouts by the NHS, get active with The Body Coach or clear your mind with some Yoga classes.

For those of you who do have access to some basic fitness equipment, Fitness Blender has over 500 workout videos you can try.

Breaking Up Sitting Time

As we all adjust to spending more time at home it may become easier to spend long periods sitting. Whether that be at your home desk, sofa or dining table it is important to take notice of when you are sitting for long periods and incorporate some breaks with movement.

To help you move more why not set some alarms that alert you when you’ve been sitting for long periods, set up a standing desk or walk around the house when communicating with friends, family or co-workers.

This Girl Can have created some fun ideas to help you keep moving around the house.

Make it Routine

To make it easier we recommend setting specific times to active by creating a physical activity or exercise plan or schedule.

Try allocating specific times during each day to exercise and keep the activity short but spread across the day. This way it can help you achieve your activity targets and keep your day interesting.

Other Resources

Home workouts for seniors

Low impact home workouts

Activity for people with limited mobility

About Active Dorset 

Active Dorset is all about finding activities that encourage movement and that work for you:

  • top tips to keep you active
  • challenges and tasks for your body and mind
  • Connecting people and their stories

Active Dorset also have a dedicated webpage where you can get find out more about activities on offer. Or you could take a look at our LiveWell Finder - discover events and activities happening on your doorstep

How are you taking care of your wellbeing?

Join the Five Ways Challenge today to receive tips, ideas and inspiration to take care of your wellbeing. Get in touch or register with us to access free advice and coaching to LiveWell.


How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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