Adur & Worthing Councils have just published an excellent Health and Wellbeing guide (external link opens in new window), to looking after yourself during the coronavirus crisis. There is a lot of information in the guide that is relevant during and after the pandemic.
Health and Wellbeing topics covered in the guide
- Physical Health
- Mental Health including sources of support
- Working from home
- Keeping healthy by exercising at home
Keeping healthy by exercising at home in Worthing
Government guidelines for England relating to self-distancing have changed somewhat since the Prime Ministerial Statement broadcast on Sunday 10th of May 2020 and further clarification in Parliament a day later. However, many of us, especially if we are in the shielding category (external link opens in new window), are still unable to leave our homes for outdoor exercise.
In this article, I would like to expand on the Keeping healthy by exercising at home section on Adur & Worthing Council’s website.
Adur & Worthing Wellbeing has created a series of online instructor-led exercise tutorials that you can watch on your TV, computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. The tutorials are also published on the Council’s YouTube channel. If you have a TV with an app that has YouTube, you can follow along by watching on your TV. I like that, as for me, viewing on a larger screen greatly enhances the ease and fun of carrying out exercises that are vital to my health and wellbeing.
Keeping Healthy – exercises for you to watch
- Introduction to the exercises
- Warm up exercises
- Aerobic exercises
- Upper and lower body exercises
- Core exercises
- Cool down exercises and stretches
Scroll down to the Get Active Home Video section to see the tutorials
I found the tutorials very easy to follow and would urge you to check out these invaluable and free exercise resources.
There is medical proof that people who do regular physical activity have a reduced risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. Research also shows that physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy.
Source: NHS Website (external link opens in new window)
Links to the resources in this article
These are all external links that open in a new browser window.
- Adur & Worthing Councils Health and Wellbeing Guide
- Adur & Worthing Get Active exercise videos on YouTube – scroll down to the Get Active Home Video section
- Guidance on shielding on the Gov.uk website