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.
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.
For those of you who do have access to some basic fitness equipment, Fitness Blender has over 500 workout videos you can try.
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.
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.
Active Dorset is all about finding activities that encourage movement and that work for you:
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