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Keep yourself fit and well while at home

We know that many of you will be stuck at home with nowhere to go when you’re not working. This can cause increased stress which can lead us to behave in ways that we might not ordinarily do. For example, it’s more likely that you might snap or have an argument with those at home with you.  

This is completely normal, and we’ve got some top tips to help you:

  • Use exercise to help. You might want to take a walk, run or cycle alone to help clear your mind
  • Try to get time alone to unwind if you’re feeling stressed
  • Be honest with those around you about how you’re feeling; you’ll probably find they might feel the same
  • Practice mindfulness or meditation to help you feel calm.

Just by moving more you can significantly boost your mental health. Moving your body boosts the part of your brain that deals with memory loss and coping emotionally.

Aim to take part in activity for at least 150 minutes per week (NHS Guidelines). Brisk walks every other day are a great way to start getting more activity into your daily routine.

Here are some things that can help you start or improve your fitness journey:

LifeWorks – LIFT Fitness Session

LIFT session is an online wellbeing platform offering a variety of fitness solutions, including automated fitness journeys, customised workout programmes and live web chat with coaches. Find out more here.

Exercise with GB Olympians!

The BBC have pulled together a number of home workout videos with GB Olympians, think you’ve got what it takes?

You can check out the videos here.

10-minute home cardio workout

The NHS has put together a 10-minute home workout to get you started on your fitness journey.

Find out more here.

Joe Wicks – The Body Coach TV– Free workouts

Live workouts taking place every weekday at 9am. This is a great 30 minute class which includes a warm-up and a cool down.

While the lessons were originally aimed at children, many adults have been taking part too!

Take part by heading to the Body Coach YouTube channel.

InstructorLive – FREE membership for all colleagues during Covid-19

If LIFT isn’t cutting it for you, InstructorLive is now offering free membership during Covid-19. InstructorLive is separate to the Co-op and after the free trial you will have the opportunity to cancel or continue and pay for your membership.

You can find out more here.

With 1000+ Online workout classes, anywhere, anytime! Access on-demand workouts and nutritional advice for FREE on any device during coronavirus.