Active at Home
Physical Activity is vitally important in our day to day lives and we think it's more important than ever right now.
Being active in a way that is right for you, can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.
We want to help you find unique ways to get and stay active at home!
What can physical activity do?
- Improve mood
- Reduce risk of illness
- Strengthen bones, muscles and joints and lower risk of developing osteoporosis
- Lower stress and anxiety
- Assist with weight management
Even as little as 10 minutes can help your health and well-being and goes towards your recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week!
The team have partnered with local qualified Sports massage therapists, Will Goodbourn and Kelly Bramhald. They have created a series of 10 videos some simple stretch exercises that you can do to help with flexibility and mobility from home.
In addition the links below have lots of resources and videos to guide and support you to be more active at home.
Top tips for being more active
Can you find little pockets of time throughout your day to sneak in some physical activity? Take a look below at some examples of how you can get active during the day.
- Walking phone calls
- Do 10 squats/press ups/lunges after every email or phone call
- Pre work or lunch break walk
- Always take the stairs
- Use tins for an easy weighted workout
- Walk around the block between meetings
- Park away from shop entrances
- Complete 20 calf raises whilst brushing your teeth
- March on the spot whilst waiting for the kettle to boil
The Legal Bit
You're performing the exercises linked from our website at your own risk.
Whilst every effort has been made to verify the information on the Charnwood Sport & Active Recreation Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, Charnwood Borough Council is not responsible for the accuracy or content of external websites. Whilst taking part in physical activity, participants should ensure they take part at a level which is appropriate to them and their health and are responsible for ensuring they check the credentials and health and safety requirements for each activity. It is recommended that participants follow the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines for physical activity. Participants will choose to utilise these links and take part in activities at their own risk.
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The information contained on Charnwood Borough Council Sport & Active Recreation Social Media and Website has been provided by third parties (activity providers) independent of Charnwood Borough Council and lead data collection partners. It is the responsibility of each activity provider to ensure that information relating to their activity / facility remains up to date and accurate. Charnwood Borough Council and lead data collection partners accepts no liability for any illegality arising from error or omissions or inaccuracy in such material and take no responsibility for such material.
Before taking part in any activities listed here, Charnwood Borough Council and our partners strongly recommend that you make appropriate checks to ensure high quality provision and a safe environment is provided. Charnwood Borough Council and our partners accepts no liability (to the full extent permitted by law) for the quality of the activities provided. Whilst taking part in physical activity, participants should ensure they take part at a level which is appropriate to them and their health. It is recommended that participants follow the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines for physical activity. Participants will choose to utilise these links and take part in activities at their own risk.
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