Dorset Daily Dose - Tags: Outdoor Activity

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/


Tags: Outdoor Activity

Active 10

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:12

Active 10

Did you know that walking briskly, even for one minute, counts as exercise?

It's easier than you think to fit into your day with the FREE Active 10 walking tracker app!

Current Government instruction allows us to leave the house for one form of exercise a day, alone or with members of your household. A brisk daily walk is a great excuse to get outside and improve your health. You can start small and build up your time – you might be surprised how much you can do!

Brisk walking is simply walking quicker than usual at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Every minute of activity counts, but aim for at least 10 minutes a day. The Active 10 app is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time.

Download the app here.

Tags: Outdoor Activity