Get Active at home

Being physically active is important for our everyday life but we understand at this time you might be finding it difficult to know where to start, what to do or even to find the motivation to get moving.

Physical activity has many benefits, it helps keep us healthy, can improve our mood and relieve stress and anxiety. Even as little as 10 minutes can help. Where you can it is good to try and get some fresh air each day, a short walk or even sometime in the garden can bring many benefits.

However we know at the current time that it might not always be possible to get outside. Below are different ideas and suggestions to help you get active and keep active at home over the winter period.

Keep checking back as we add more information. If you've got a great idea that works for you, get in touch and let us know. Use our social media platforms or drop us an email using the details in the contact us section.

Sport England's Join the Movement campaign has lots of great ideas to help you get active at home. There are links for general fitness, kids activities, older adults, pregnant women, mental health and disability or long-term health conditions.

The Team at Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Partnership (LSLSSP) have a variety of activities on their website to help kids get active, alongside a number of helpful videos on their YouTube channel.

Our colleagues at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) have pulled together ideas from lots of different activity providers to help keep people of all ages and abilities active at home.

The NHS Fitness Studio provides 24 instructor-led video workout sessions across a variety of activities, including aerobics and Pilates, alongside postnatal yoga and ideas for other exercise programmes.

Our Leisure Centre provider has Everyone Active have a variety of different training plans and workouts that can be accessed online. A membership is required to access.

Please note:

You are performing the exercises on and linked from our website at your own risk.

If you are unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. Also consider discussing any concerns with your GP or other medical professionals.

Make sure to warm up and cool down to prevent injury, alongside staying hydrated.

Stop the exercises immediately if you feel faint or unwell, and if you still feel dizzy or unwell have a rest. Next time try something less strenuous, building up your activity gradually.