Exercise during the Coronavirus

A survey by Sport England during Mental Health Awareness week shows people have turned to cycling and walking to keep active outdoors during the current coronavirus pandemic with 63% of people across the first six weeks of last year’s lockdown in the UK, saying exercise is important for their mental health.

The latest findings from the survey, commissioned to track the public’s activity levels and attitudes towards exercise during the initial six weeks of lockdown, shows new exercise habits have formed as a result of …

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23 Jul, 2021

Children and Exercise in Covid-19

Experts are extremely concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on children’s physical activity levels. New figures from Sport England show the majority of young people failed to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise in the 2019/20 school year.

There were 2.3 million children classed as ‘inactive’ as a result of lockdown restrictions, which means they were not doing even 30 minutes of exercise per day. The survey showed the pandemic has also …

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23 Jun, 2021

Fitness for any age

Fitness is important for our longevity. There are things we can do to help us promote a more healthy and proactive lifestyle.

Children

  • Instead of watching TV, encourage your child to find activities to do on their own or with friends, such as playing outdoors or riding bikes;
  • Children are more likely to participate;
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24 Apr, 2021

Simple Home Exercises for Lockdown

All around the world people are in varying states of lockdown. While some are able to get out and about and exercise others can’t unfortunately.

With these simple exercises you have a home gym, making use of stuff you have lying around anyway or using nothing at all. There’s plenty that you can do with nothing more than your own body-weight and 20 …

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26 Mar, 2021

The Importance of Exercise for Children

Given Covid-19, children are spending more time on their phones and tablets and less time playing outdoors, or in any physical activity. The resulting problem of childhood obesity is a huge concern in the UK, throughout Europe and the US.

Given what’s happening with Covid, it has never been more important than it is now for us to encourage a healthy and active …

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23 Feb, 2021

An Emotional Control Exercise

Remember to press the pause button, if there are things you’re struggling with mentally and you find it difficult to remember to breath; also particularly important when your emotions feel overwhelming and out of control.

If you feel your emotions increasing, remember to hone in and make yourself consciously aware of what’s going on in the present moment. Also remember to stand back and observe what is going on and …

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18 Jan, 2021

Body Conditioning Exercises

Body conditioning exercises combine high-intensity exercises with minimal rest to maximise the benefits of the exercise. These can be any form of exercise, and for example can include cardio exercise which burns fat and resistance training in order to tone your muscles.

Cardio (or aerobic) exercise

It is advised that adults do at least between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, as this form of exercise strengthens their cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This can decrease …

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21 Dec, 2020

Health Benefits of Rebounding

Surprising as it sounds, rebounding is better for you than running and many other forms of exercise and it can also be done in your own home.

Using the re-bounder or trampoline takes up to 80% off the stress of your weight-bearing joints. This makes it a great option for a wide range of age groups and fitness levels. Re-bounder exercises have many …

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19 Nov, 2020

The Benefits of Exercise

The benefits of exercise for us all are undeniable. But the ‘new normal’ has meant less physical activity for many children of school age.

Children can still stay active and exercising will likely lift their spirits if they can go running, ride a bike or exercise at home. No matter what their fitness level, children can improve their overall health with …

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22 Oct, 2020

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