Get 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!

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

Top tips for working from home

Working from home shouldn't be a barrier to leading a healthy lifestyle, regardless of where we work, out mental and physical health should take priority!

Find below our top tips on keeping fit and well whilst working from home.

  • Have a set routine with consistent alarm time
  • Consider your workspace; chair/lighting/disturbances
  • Be strict with finishing time to take personal time too
  • Get outside for some physical activity; lunch time/before/after work
  • Ensure you eat well and hydrate yourself throughout the day
  • Regular breaks from sitting, could you even make your own stand up desk?

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.