You don’t need gym equipment at home to stay active. Everyday activities such as doing the vacuuming, hanging out the washing, and mowing the lawn all count towards your daily activity levels.
Try to break up long periods of sitting by getting up and moving for at least five minutes each hour.
You could put on a home disco with your favourite tunes and have a dance, or walk up and down the stairs.
We are all grappling with how to adjust to a different way of working, the technology can make for an intense day where we don’t have the usual natural breaks as moving between meetings.
Give yourself time away from screen throughout the day. Get some fresh air, if you can. The current government advice is that if anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, the whole family needs to self-isolate for 14 days and that means you shouldn’t go outside at all. However, for families who haven’t had any symptoms it’s still fine to get out for some fresh air, to walk the dog or go for a run, as long as you stay more than two metres away from other people. Walking and jogging are great for your physical health and have proven benefits for your mental wellbeing.
Transport for West Midlands has provided basic information about social distancing, local routes, bike safety and maintenance. You can explore it here.
Do you want to try something different? How about learning to Bhangra Dance with the Jodi Dancers. Find out more here.
Family Skip2bfit Challenge. Take a look here.
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