Dorset Daily Dose

Get your daily dose of physical & mental wellbeing.

Dorset Daily Dose

Each day throughout lockdown we were sharing a range of resources across our website and social media channels to help you get your daily dose of physical and mental wellbeing for our Dorset Daily Dose campaign.

As restrictions are easing we have decided to bring our social media campaign to a close, but all of the content we have shared can still be accessed on this page.

We hope you have found our resources useful and enjoy keeping active as we begin to see more of the sport and physical activity sector reopen!

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/



Five in Five

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:31

Five in Five

Five in Five: a completely customisable mini-workout. 'We Are Undefeatable' have designed it to be as flexible as possible, to help you get moving in whatever way works for you that day.

Getting started is simple. Choose 5 activities from the suite of accessible exercises, and do each for 1 minute for a 5 minute mini-workout.

To get you going, download the PDF booklet below to discover your favourite Five in Five!

Tags: Home Workouts

Dorset School Games - 40 Days of Summer Challenge!

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:29

Dorset School Games - 40 Days of Summer Challenge!

The summer holidays are here!

Keep your children active with the Dorset School Games 40 Days of Summer activity checklist!

Tags: Children & Young People

Mindfulness in Nature sessions

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:27

Mindfulness in Nature sessions

Activate Coast & Greenspace Dorset are running new Mindfulness in Nature sessions which begin in August and take place at both Moors Valley Country Park and Bytheway Field, Wimborne.

£8 per session.

For more info about dates and times and to book, call 01425 480811 or email activate@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Tags: Mental Wellbeing, Outdoor Activity

WheelPower's Weekly Online Cafe

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:23

WheelPower's Weekly Online Cafe

Register for Wheelpower's weekly online cafe every Thursday 11-12.

Experience live fitness classes, yoga, question and answer sessions and more!

Limited places are available so sign up for FREE here.

Tags: Home Workouts

Stormbreak Summer Challenge

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:48

Stormbreak Summer Challenge

Take a look at the Stormbreak Summer Challenge! A new initiative to support children's emotional wellbeing & physical health.

Participate with children you live with, care for, or support.

  • Watch and participate in daily stormbreak mentally healthy movement challenges
  • Shape mental health and be active
  • Earn badges and certificates

Take part at stormbreak.org.uk

Tags: Children & Young People

Return to Play - Mental health guidance to support the return of sport & physical activity

Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:27

Return to Play - Mental health guidance to support the return of sport & physical activity

Mind Charity have produced a resource to support the mental wellbeing of staff, volunteers & participants as we 'return to play'.

View the guide here.

Tags: Mental Wellbeing

Outdoor Adventure Awaits in a Socially Distanced Way!

Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:30

Outdoor Adventure Awaits in a Socially Distanced Way!

British Orienteering and orienteering clubs around the UK are working together to promote Permanent Orienteering Courses as a way of discovering the outdoors in a socially distanced way. Some clubs have also developed these virtually, so you can simply complete courses with your GPS smartphone or watch.

Check out this new video just released by the Orienteering Foundation, a charity supporting orienteering in the UK, explaining how to get started on a Permanent Orienteering Course. https://youtu.be/y4yfyUwkUxw

Permanent Orienteering Courses are great for…

  • Enjoying the fresh air and getting outdoors and active
  • Discovering a different area
  • Learning new life skills like navigation and map reading
  • Available at a time or day that suits you best

Permanent Orienteering Courses can also be used as part of a training routine. Courses can be completed at any time, and at your own pace.

You just need to download a map either from the British Orienteering website or your local orienteering club and away you go!

To find out more information and how to find a course check out; https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/Outdoor_Adventure

Tags: Outdoor Activity

England Athletics Weekly30 Run Challenge

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:46

England Athletics Weekly30 Run Challenge

England Athletics has launched the Weekly30 Run Challenge – a free weekly virtual running challenge that encourages runners of all levels to compete each weekend whilst also enabling competition between different sports. With group running and mass participation events currently restricted, the Weekly30 Run Challenge gives individuals a perfect incentive to run on a weekly basis whilst also proudly representing their sport.

From 20-21 June 2020, participants will be challenged to run as far as they can in 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday each week (following government guidelines while running). Runners simply register free via the dedicated Weekly30 Run Challenge section of the OpenTrack virtual running platform (users only need to sign-up once) – adding details including their sport.

Take part here.

Tags: Outdoor Activity

Water Safety From Home

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:12

Water Safety From Home

Free teaching resources to educate your children on water safety.

Looking for a way of educating and entertaining young people during these challenging times, while at the same time teaching fundamental water safety skills? Want to build in time to prepare your young people with beach and water safety skills ahead of the summer? Then why not take advantage of our free water safety teaching activities, that are available to you now and throughout the summer term.

The materials have been designed to be fun and engaging, combining videos, problem-solving activities and guided discussions. Not only will they get children's brains working, the activities also pass on invaluable water safety advice. Something that will stay with children and help them safely enjoy the beach and water for many years to come.

All the activities have been carefully put together by the RNLI Water Safety Team and have been specifically tailored for primary and secondary school aged children. You can access all the materials by clicking here.

Tags: Children & Young People

British Blind Sport - Helping people with sight loss get active at home

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:37

British Blind Sport - Helping people with sight loss get active at home

British Blind Sport have created a free online library of accessible workouts and resources to support people with visual impairments stay active at home.

Click here to find out more.

Tags: Home Workouts

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