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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health - looking after yourself

Mental Health - how to protect your mental health

  • 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:

See also:

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Keeping healthy, exercising at home

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.

Introduction to the excercises:

Warm up exercises:

Aerobic exercises:

Upper and lower body exercises:

Core exercises:

Cool down exercises and stretches:

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