We are in lockdown.
We are allowed to cycle, run or walk once a day to get exercise outside of our home, but the safest thing for the whole country is to stay home where possible.
So now is the time to get inventive with our home exercise.
Now is the time to set up routines where we all can get moving in our own home.
Local charity Move the Masses have nailed this. Since last week they have been broadcasting 10 minute live workouts on a daily basis from their Facebook page.
Using everyday household items – there has been saucepans, a chair, a towel, a brush and a book to date – their founder Egg, accompanied by her not-always-behaving dog Digby, has been taking us through the motions.
There’s 5 year olds doing it, and even 80 year olds. Some of it is gentle and some is quite challenging.
It’s fun, free and good for all of us.
During the week it is at 1pm. Tune in to their Facebook page every day https://www.facebook.com/MTMcharity/
Why not do it as a family? Or at the same time as your self-isolating friends and FaceTime about it afterwards over a cuppa? Why not suggest it to our older relatives, so they can gently keep active? One thing is for sure, they will feel happier and more energised after they have done it.
You can also catch up with their previous ones https://www.facebook.com/pg/MTMcharity/videos/?ref=page_internal
What else is out there?
PE for kids – Joe Wickes is doing PE for kids at 9am every day https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
Yoga – Some people swear by Yoga with Adriene https://yogawithadriene.com/free-yoga-videos/30-days-of-yoga/
Home workouts – The NHS have a series of home workout videos https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/
Exercise at home – Sport England has lots of great advice https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home
Get into the garden – And if you have a garden, now is the time to get inventive. Obstacle courses, Treasure hunts, skipping, hula hooping… here are some fun ideas for kids https://flintobox.com/blog/child-development/exercise-games-kids