Stay Active at Home

Stay Active at Home

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/


Stay Active at Home

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:12

Stay Active at Home

Expert physiotherapists have designed a set of six simple exercises that you can do from your own home to make sure that you are getting some exercise.

Strengthening your muscles will improve your mood, help your sleeping patterns, bring benefits for your overall health and wellbeing and importantly prevent deconditioning.

Getting started is easy, try out the strength and balance six exercises. Watch our animation above to get started, or download and print a poster below. Get on your feet and do them daily – or at least twice a week!

Have a go here.

Tags: Home Workouts