Quick home workouts
We've put together some resources to help you stay active at home, which will help your physical health as well as boosting your mental wellbeing.
As with any kind of physical activity, start slowly and gradually build up the time and intensity of your workouts, and don't forget to warm up and cool down!
Easy exercise guides
These easy-to-follow workouts are a great way to get active at home:
- NHS strength exercises
- NHS balance exercises
- NHS flexibility exercises
- NHS gym-free workouts
- NHS ten-minute cardio and toning workouts
- This Girl Can home exercise guide
- LimbPower exercises for amputees and individuals with limb impairments
Follow these videos to get moving
You'll find loads more videos for all ages and abilities online, but here are a few to try:
#BeFit4Baby home exercises for pregnant women
A free video workout service for pregnant women stuck at home due to COVID-19 has been launched by a group of organisations including Merseyside Sports Partnership and Active Cheshire. Female fitness coach Juanita Steel is hosting live #BeFit4Baby video classes for pregnant women every Monday and Wednesday at 11am on her Facebook page and you can watch them any time on YouTube.
Sport England and ukactive have launched a series of online workouts to help pregnant woman and new mums be physically active at home.
From yoga and Pilates videos you can follow, to videos focusing on general fitness, the This Mum Moves workouts are perfect for antenatal and postnatal women.