Physical activity may have been a normal part of your daily routine; you may have been a member of a gym or leisure centre, but right now you're stuck at home and unable to attend any of your usual classes/activities. We want to support you to keep active during this time by sharing as MUCH information with you as possible, which will enable you to sustain your normal activity levels at home.
If you don't regularly partake in physical activity already, now is the perfect time for you to start something new, from the comfort of your own home or garden!
Don't forget, if you are doing physical activity at home, we would love to see what you're up to! Share your photos and videos with us by tagging Active Suffolk in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtags #StayInWorkOut and #KeepMovingSuffolk
Keep Moving Suffolk
At Active Suffok we are proud be backing the Keep Moving Suffolk campaign, bringing Sport Enland's #StayInWorkOut message to you.
The aim of these messages is to encourage everyone to share what they are doing to remain active whilst at home. We are continuing to share what our team are up to as part of this campaign and we would love to see what you have been doing to move more whilst at home. Share your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag Active Suffolk and use the hashtags #KeepMovingSuffolk and #StayInWorkOut
For more free physical activity options provied by local instructors and national organisations check out www.keepmovingsuffolk.com
Sport England Resources
Although your usual routine may have changed and access to leisure facilities and clubs may be restricted, we strongly encourage you to continue to partake in physical activity in a safe environment.
Sport England has compiled a number of fantastic links that can help you to be active from the comfort of your home, including online free workouts, gym/equipment free workouts and workouts you can do with the children. Check out the fantastic range of resources HERE.
The Body Coach TV
There are a huge range of workouts available on YouTube ranging from Yoga, to more intense HIIT workouts.The Body Coach has shared hundreds of free workouts on his channel including 20 minute HIIT training, 10 minute core exercises and family friendly workouts. Check out his example below and click HERE to go to his YouTube channel where you can search for a workout that suits your needs.
This Girl Can
This Girl Can has put together a useful list of exercises to try at home, from table top press ups to living room wall sits and they're great for women and men alike! Click HERE for more information.
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.
The NHS have shared a number of fantastic workouts for all abilities on their fitness studio website. Whether you are a complete beginner, fancy trying something new or need a bit of extra motivation, you are guaranteed to find something that will suit you. Click HERE for more information.
You can also Click HERE for specific seated exercises. These are particularly good if you are working from home and are finding your back or neck start to ache whilst sitting for long periods at a desk.
Allied Health Professionals
The Allied Health Professionals Physiotherapy Team in Suffolk have a fantastic YouTube channel with plenty of exercises for you to view from home. Many of these relate specifically to strengthening a particular area in the body. CLICK HERE to go to their channel.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation have together a range of physical activity resources on their website, ranging from tips on how you can be active every day to 10-minute workout you can do in your living room:
They also have lots of advice if you (or someone you know) have a heart condition and are currently concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak. Click HERE for more information.
Be creative and have fun!
Be creative and have some fun!!!
If your kitchen table is large enough then how about ordering a net, bat and ball and try some table tennis?! Chris from our Health and Wellbeing team has done just this, although he does tell us "It could cause a divide between me and my girlfriend"!
Click HERE to order from the internet.
Macmillan Cancer Support
If you or a loved one is currently living with cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support have lots of advice available including details regarding home isolation, having treatment and how they can help. Click HERE for more information.
Whilst we have been unable to go out to work-out, Macmillan have also put an online challenge together supporting you to "Work- In". Join Macmillan's 7-day daily exercise challenge that's easy to do for all fitness levels. Take it on solo, with the kids or join up remotely with friends and family and commit to the challenge together to help support people living with cancer.
To sign up to their 7 day challenge click HERE
In partnership with Kris Saunders-Stowe, Parasport have created two short videos, ideal for anyone affected by dissability. One focuses on stetching and mobility, whilst the other offers an aerobic routine. No equipment is needed,
Stretching and Mobility
WheelPower is the National charity for wheelchair sport. WheelPower provide opportunities for disabled people to play sport and lead healthy active lives. During this time, they have released a number of videos demonstrating some simple but effective exercises that could be carried out at home.
Resistance Band Exercises
If you are unable to get hold of resistance bands or cannot afford them, you can apply for a free set of bands here.
WheelPower have set up an online cafe every Thursday. Pop in to experience live fitness classes, yoga, Q&A's and much more. Reserve a free place and find out more about upcoming events by clicking HERE
Mind Charity - Runners Bingo Card
If you are looking to set some goals and are keen to do some running, MIND charities bingo card may be the tool you need. Click HERE to view and download your very own goal setting card.