Stay Active

The extensive social distancing policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 mean most people will have to spend much, if not all, their time at home.

Thinking differently about being physically active

General Fitness

Self-isolation also means far fewer opportunities to be physically active if you are used to walking or cycling for transportation and doing leisure time sports.

But equally worryingly, the home environment also offers abundant opportunity to be sedentary (sitting or reclining).

Whilst these measures are necessary our bodies and minds still need exercise to function well, prevent weight gain and keep the spirits up during these challenging times.

Exercise can help keep our immune system strong, less susceptible to infections and their most severe consequences, and better able to recover from them.

Here you will find hints and tips on how you and your family can still remain as active as possible.

Total Body Pilates

Active 10

28 Days of Sweat - The Body Coach TV

FURTHER SUPPORT

For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk

Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

If you are in desperate need of food, are worried about paying for gas and electricity, or need support for your mental wellbeing while you’re isolated at home, get in touch with the BwD Help Hub on 01254 588111.

Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-12:00 Saturday & Sunday

Additional Information

Stay Active New Mums and Mums to Be

Staying active helps with mood, sleep and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain.

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Stay Active Kids

Dance and activies for kids

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Stay Active Older Adults

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.

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Stay Active Long Term Conditions or Disability

Help to be active with a long term health condition or disability

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