Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health - looking after yourself
- Look for ideas of exercises you can do at home - on the NHS website
- Spend time doing things you enjoy – reading, cooking, or listening to/watching favourite radio or TV programmes
- Try to eat healthy meals, drink enough water, exercise regularly
- Try to avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs
- Keep your windows open to let in fresh air, get some natural sunlight if you can, or get outside into the garden
- You can also go for a walk outdoors if you stay more than 2 metres from others
Mind, the mental health charity, have published:
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing: How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing - on the Mind website
- Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health - on the BBC website
- Video (40 minutes long): World Health Organisation expert, Aiysha Malik, answers public questions about mental health and preventing stress during the outbreak
Adur and Worthing wellbeing have developed a series of instructor led online exercise tutorials for you to follow in your own home.
The online tutorial videos below consist of a mix of aerobic and core strength exercises to help you stay active.
There are exercises to tone your abs, raise your heart rate, and much more.
All exercises are adaptable and the instructor demonstrates easier and harder versions to suit individual need.
Please note: If you have any injuries or health conditions preventing you from exercising, please consider whether these exercises are suitable for you before taking part.
Keeping active and healthy
Regular exercise has been proven to help you to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy.