Dorset Daily Dose

Dorset Daily Dose

Based on the latest Government instruction to fight coronavirus, we must now stay at home in order to protect the NHS, leaving home for the below reasons only:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

Even when doing these activities, you must ensure you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Now more than ever, it is so important to keep active and to look after our mental health, therefore we have put together the Dorset Daily Dose whereby we will share, create and connect top tips to help you get your daily dose of physical activity and look after your mental wellbeing.

Each day will provide a daily dose of:

  • Top tips to keep active
  • Challenges and tasks for your body and mind
  • Connecting people and their stories

We'd love to her how you are keeping active and looking after your wellbeing, so please share your creative ideas with us on social media using #DorsetDailyDose

Twitter: @active_dorset | Facebook: Active Dorset | Instagram: @activedorset

Further guidance on the coronavirus can be found via the links below:

Government guidance: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS guidance: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Dorset Daily Dose

Mentally Healthy Schools

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:04

Mentally Healthy Schools

'Mentally Healthy Schools' is a free website for primary schools, offering school staff information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote pupils' mental health and wellbeing.

To support school staff and parents during these uncertain times they are sharing some key resources on Covid-19.

For more information, please click here.

Tags: Children And Young People, Mental Wellbeing

We Are Undefeatable

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:27

We Are Undefeatable

"We Are Undefeatable" is a movement supporting people with a range of long term health conditions, developed by 15 leading health and social care charities. The purpose is to support and encourage finding ways to be active that work with each person's conditions, not against them.

There are plenty of ways that you can get moving without needing to leave your house.

Activities you can do at home vary greatly and include very low-intensity options for moving more. Chair exercises, for instance, allow you to move and stretch your body while sitting down, making them suitable for most people.

Click here for more information.

Tags: Home Workouts

Accessible activities

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:20

Accessible activities

There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active.

Change4Life have created lots of fun games and activities which can be done indoors or in the garden 😁.

Discover them here.

Tags: Children And Young People

Physical activity ideas for those living with osteoporosis

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:39

Physical activity ideas for those living with osteoporosis

If you are living with Osteoporosis, being physically active can help you in many ways.

Royal Osteoporosis Society have a range of exercise videos and fact sheets for you to explore.

Find exercise and movements that are right for you here.

Tags: Home Workouts

imoves: Free fun activities for parents to keep children happy, healthy and focused

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:35

imoves: Free fun activities for parents to keep children happy, healthy and focused

iMovesActive have made their imovement platform FREE to all teachers & parents.

The imovement gets kids learning actively every day at home. It's FREE forever for you to use with your children aged 4- to 11-years old and features new fun activities every day.

Join the imovement below here.

Tags: Children And Young People

Gymnastics with Max

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:15

Gymnastics with Max

Every Tuesday & Friday at 3:30pm Max Whitlock will be live streaming Gymnastics training sessions for all abilities.

Helping out all gymnasts from beginner to squad level who can't get to training. Join Max for a gymnastics training session live - skills, games and challenges!

Click here to take part.

Tags: Children And Young People

Ready Set Ride

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:10

Ready Set Ride

To help keep kids moving and active, British Cycling have launched their HSBC UK Ready Set Ride daily activity calendar.

Launched alongside the Youth Sport Trust as a tool to help parents introduce pedalling to playtime and teach more kids to ride, HSBC UK Ready Set Ride is split into three stages (Prepare 2 Ride, Balance and Pedals) which provide families with all they need to support children to start cycling.

They will be sharing a new game or activity through their Twitter and YouTube channels at 11:00 every day until Friday 24 April, you can access the full library at any time here.

Tags: Children And Young People

10 Minute Workouts

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:05

10 Minute Workouts

Clear some space in the living room and have a go at the 'One You' 10-minute workouts.

To stay fit and healthy, you're recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day. Plus, you should aim to do strengthening and balance exercises at least 2 days a week. These home workouts are an easy way to help you reach your exercise goals, so give them a go!

Click here to have a go!

Tags: Home Workouts

Her Spirit

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:39

Her Spirit

Her Spirit is a personalised coaching app for your Mind, Body and Fuel and is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to Sport England Lottery funding.

Join a supportive, fun, non-judgmental community of like-minded women keeping active and eating more healthily looking after their mental health.

Her Spirit's mission to inspire women to be happier and healthier has never been more important. To help keep you motivated and feeling less socially isolated through this during this period of national uncertainty they are hosting the following within the Her Spirit Community:

  • Daily live and on demand workouts - Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Core, Strength, IMoveFreely + more
  • Weekly Her Spirit podcast with Louise Minchin (BBC Breakfast) & Annie Emmerson (BBC Triathlon Presenter) and special guests
  • Weekly community run and cycling challenges
  • Weekly live and on demand meditations
  • Weekly Live healthy eating and lifestyles education and inspiration.
  • Community Feed to chat and keep in touch with each other for fun and support.

Download the app and join the community https://herspirit.co.uk/gettheappfree/

Tags: Home Workouts, Mental Wellbeing

Join the Movement

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:01

Join the Movement

We're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.

Join the Movement is the brand-new Sport England campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

Click here to find lots of fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home, with exclusive offers and workouts from content providers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT.

#StayInWorkOut

Tags: Children And Young People, Home Workouts, Mental Wellbeing