Help for adults to stay active
Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better.
You should reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity.
You should aim to be active for at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) per week and take part in activities that improve strength at least two days a week.
Whatever you choose to do, it's important to find something that works for you and to make sure the type and intensity of your activity is appropriate for your level of fitness.
Your health, wellbeing and fitness are incredibly important to us and for those who aren't ready to meet face to face at the moment we've teamed up with TechnoGym, and our highly skilled instructors from across the county, to bring you a range of free at home workouts on the mywellness app.
- Join up for daily workouts devised at a level to suit you (choose from easy, medium or pro).
- Every Wednesday our local instructors will share special workouts to keep you motivated.
- Fun challenges to help you achieve fitness goals.
- Link up with activity trackers (FitBit, Garmin etc) to track your physical activity achievements including walking, running and cycling.
See Mywellness app - Thrive Virtual for information on how to register and download the app.
More information and resources
- NHS: Better Health can help you improve your wellbeing by making healthier lifestyle choices. You'll find the tools and support you need to quit smoking, get active, and lose weight.
- Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing - Mind have developed a 'coronavirus and your wellbeing' toolkit with lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist.
- Headspace: Covid-19 - take the first step on your journey towards a healthier, happier life. Learn to meditate with a free two-week trial. Check out the Weather the Storm section for a selection of meditation, sleep and other experiences designed to support you during the current global crisis.
- Sidekick is a free app with a collection of interactive exercises to help boost your mental wellbeing. It'll enable you to build a personalised wellbeing workout and toolkit to help deal with whatever life throws at you.
Yoga and Pilates
- NHS Fitness Studio (including Pilates and yoga) provides 24 instructor-led videos in aerobic exercise, strength and resistance, and Pilates and yoga categories, all lasting between 10 to 45 minutes.
- Yoga with Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness, at no cost, to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes across the globe.
- Known as The Girl With The Pilates Mat, Rachel Lawrence shares her expertise in a warm, friendly style with a wide range of free Pilates classes to inspire, inform and challenge.