Keeping active

It’s important to stay as active as possible during this time. It is now illegal in Wales to leave the house to exercise more than once a day.

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Exercising outdoors

Getting active and releasing endorphins into the body, can help alleviate low moods and reduce anxiety and stress.

If you go outside to exercise, you could:

  • walk the dog
  • take a walk or run yourself
  • go for a bike ride

Remember when you do go outside to stay 2 meters away from other people not in your household.

The Couch to 5K programme is a running plan for beginners. Find out more about the Couch to 5K programme on the NHS website

Exercising Indoors

There are many free online resources to help you exercise at home.

If you attended a regular exercise class, get in touch with your trainer as they may be doing online versions of their classes.

The following links have information to help you exercise indoors:

Other ways to keep active

If exercising is not your thing, just put on some music and dance around you house, or give yourself a workout by vacuuming or cleaning your home.

Be mindful while outside, notice the little things, look at the clouds in the sky or the views, and look closely at the plants in the hedgerows. Take a phone with you and take some pictures as you notice things. Being in the moment can stop you focusing on the past or future worries.