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Coronavirus: Staying active from home in Camden

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

01 May, 2020 — By Camden Council

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

During this time it’s important to stay active and find new ways to keep everyone in your home moving.

Turn chores into exercise:

Activities like vacuuming, cutting the grass and hanging the washing can all contribute to your 150 recommended active minutes a week.

Get creative with household items:

Objects including cans and water bottles can be used as weights.

Dance it out:

Put on your favourite playlist and dance out your stress for 30 minutes or so. This is a great activity to do with kids.

Use your house:

Use your sofa for arm dips and your walls for chair pose – stand with your back against the wall and lower down so it’s like you’re sitting on a chair, hold for 30 seconds.

Get climbing: If you have stairs, climb these or use as a stepper.

Balance it out:

Take turns balancing on one leg then the other – closing your eyes makes this harder.

Go online: Jump on YouTube and find the workout for you, like Joe Wicks’ workouts for all the family.

For tips from the NHS, Sport England and more, and to download the new fitness app from Camden Council’s partner Better, visit camden.gov.uk/staying-active or call 020 7974 4444 (option 9) for online support.

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