Active Black Country have partnered up with Sport England and a breadth of local stakeholders to run a local campaign in response to the Covid-19 virus. The virus has resulted in a number of necessary measures that require us to limit the amount of time we spend outside our homes. The great news is the Prime Minister is telling everyone to be active every day!
Sport England is running a national campaign called ‘Join the Movement’ which seeks to bring greater attention to #StayInWorkOut - and inspire and inform the public about the many fun, and creative ways they can keep moving, The national campaign website is - www.stayinworkout.org
Locally, in the Black Country, we will be sharing ideas, good practice and positive stories to help people keep active during this time encouraging people to go outside for one piece of exercise a day, in line with government advice. We will be asking people to share their own hints, tips and home-based exercise inspiration with us through video and photo supporting the hashtag #StayInWorkOut.
Understandably, people may find that social distancing can be boring or frustrating. Mood and feelings are affected and people may feel low and miss being outside with other people. It can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health, and there’s plenty you can do at home – we recognise everybody’s circumstance differs - and bearing this in mind we have tried to signpost you all to some ideas to keep you moving.
Take a look at our links below which offer you various options on what activities to choose dependent on your personal circumstances.
All the information provided below has been researched from external sources. Active Black Country is not responsible for the content on external websites.
Please continue to follow the government’s guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, by reviewing the advice provided by the NHS.