Ways To Stay Active At Home

We understand that, at times like these, it can be difficult to keep motivated and remain active. During this period of enforced restriction on your movement we would like to offer our support. Please see information below as to how to remain active at home.

  • Active at Home

    Public Health England in partnership with Sport England have published further resources to help older adults stay active. The new ‘Active at Home’ booklet aims to help older adults keep up their activity levels while isolating due to coronavirus as a drop in physical activity levels can lead to physical deconditioning that increases the risk of falls, loss of physical capacity and increased need for care.

    Produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain strength and balance, this booklet follows the concerns that low levels of physical activity in older adults will lead to reduced fitness resulting in loss of independence and need for care in the future.

    To download your copy please click here.

  • Sport England

    Sport England have recently launched their new campaign; ‘Join the Movement’ which promotes physical activity with lots of fun ideas on how to keep active at home, with exclusive offers and workouts from a number of well recognised fitness providers as well as ideas get active outside. By using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut you can share your experiences and encourage others to do the same using the hashtag. For further information please visit https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout.

    To keep up to date with new content you can also sign up to Sport England’s newsletter - https://www.sportengland.org/news/join-movement or follow their social media @Sport_England.


    Support for projects and organisations

    With the coronavirus pandemic having a profound effect on the sport and physical activity sector, Sport England have pulled together advice and resources to support projects and organisations through this crisis.

    These resources share best practice and have clear actions to help keep the nation active and plan for the future.

    For more information please click here.  

  • Winchester City Council & ActiveMe 360: #ActiveMeAtHome

    The Sport & Physical Activity team have continued their partnership with ActiveMe 360 during these unprecedented times to help structure their ‘#ActiveMeAtHome’ campaign, providing FREE resources and activity ideas for schools and families to use, helping children remain active, develop their skills and continue with their learning.

    The resources cover physical active learning, healthy lifestyle recipes and a range of other educational resources that can be completed at home.

    All the resources are on the #ActiveMeAtHome homepage which can be accessed on the following website: http://www.activeme360.com/activemeathome/ and if you have any questions please contact joe.taylor@activeme360.com.

  • Winchester City Council: Active Lifestyle Classes

    As part of the Active Lifestyles scheme we offer a number of classes to improve your health and wellbeing. Please click here and visit the tab on the right hand side to access our Home Exercise Booklet for low level exercise which you can try at home.

  • Active Partnership: Energise Me

    Energise Me have also produced a list of ideas and advice for getting active at home. Please visit https://www.energiseme.org/getting-active/getting-active-at-home/. Alongside this, further information has ben produced to support children whilst learning at home https://www.energiseme.org/schools/daily-activity/active-home/.

  • Park Yoga

    Winchester City Council have teamed up with Park Yoga to give you FREE virtual sessions! - Grab a yoga mat, towel or blanket - head out into your garden (if you have one) - and join us from your own home with Virtual Park Yoga. Virtual sessions will be starting Sunday 3rd May, in place of our planned weekly events.

    How can I get involved?

    • Every Sunday at 9.30am from 3rd May
    • Live on Facebook and YouTube.
    • Sessions will remain on social media for you access at a later time and date, and will remain on the website for one week.

    Park Yoga is a charity that provides free outdoor yoga sessions around the UK. The weekly sessions usually run throughout the summer for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, with an aim to encourage people to take part in activities outdoors.

    These virtual sessions are FREE, everyone is invited and all abilities are welcome. If you are looking to experience yoga for the first time, try a new class or just enjoy practicing in natural surroundings then Park Yoga is for you.

    Whilst Park Yoga isn’t able to bring you these sessions at the moment, we hope you will embrace the spirit of Park Yoga and get out in your garden for your practice where possible. Otherwise please enjoy the sessions in the comfort of your own home and we look forward to welcoming you to our online community.

    For more information:

    Direct link to first session (Sunday 3rd May)

    Facebook live: https://fb.com/parkyogauk/videos/807374169786420/

    YouTube live: https://youtu.be/wRcTOFJ6f20

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parkyogauk

    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/parkyogauk

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCghLHxCema8kDb-fGqG2OHQ

    Website: http://www.parkyoga.co/


  • One You – Couch to 5k

    Join the Country’s biggest virtual running community. Public Health are working in partnership with BBC Get Inspired, Sport England and London Sport to launch a 9-week Couch to 5k challenge helping you become physically active whilst social distancing measures remain in place.

    ‘One You’ Couch to 5K is a 9 week running programme that can encourage even complete beginners to become more active, by making it easy and fun. Starting by running for just a minute at a time, the programme sets realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable from the start. The app has also been updated to link to the latest advice on social distancing guidelines when exercising.

    Using #Couchto5k you can share your journey and inspire others.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Sport & Physical Activity team on sport@winchester.gov.uk.

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