What resources are available to help?

Woman exercising with two young children

There are many free online resources to help you get and keep active at this time. We will link you to websites that have collected the best and safest tools that are free for you to use. 

These resources will cover a range of abilities and ages, so please take a look and hopefully there’ll be something that you will enjoy.

You may have some tips to share on how you motivate yourself to exercise, that other people would find useful and if you know of other free tools that have worked for you- please let us know, we’ll share them with others. It would be great to capture all of the enthusiasm and creativity out there keeping people across Wales physically active and share it with as many of you as possible.


Here are a few things that others have told us work for them:
  • Writing a plan that you can (if you want to) share with others, saying what you’re going to do, where you’re going to do it (e.g. setting a route for a walk, run or cycle ride, close to home)
  • Mixing it up a little- think of activities that keep you interested and brings aerobic, strength and flexibility benefits. There are some great ideas in the links below.
  • Preparing for the days when you don’t feel like exercising! What might get in the way of exercising or mean that you sit in the same place too long? Can you find ways of changing things to make sure that this doesn’t happen?
  • Checking in with other people- commit to doing something today and then tell them when you’ve done it. It is great to get even a “virtual” round of applause on your achievement (or even some moral support if you don’t quite hit your target!)

 

Here are some websites that will have links to useful links to resources and advice:


The World Health Organisation

Sport Wales

Sport England

Sport England has launched their campaign Join the Movement funded by The National Lottery, giving advice and tools to help people keep physically active while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.  The website has activities and programmes for all ages and all abilities. 
 

Play Wales

Play Wales is an independent charity funded by the Welsh Government, working to raise awareness of children and young people's need and right to play. At the time of the COVID19 crisis, Play Wales have highlighted the importance of play to children and young people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. The Play Wales website provides advice and support for parents and tools to give parents new ideas on how to support their children’s play at home.
 

Cycling UK 

Cycling UK has been sharing advice about cycling for over 140 years. They offer help, information and inspiration from a diverse range of impartial experienced cyclists and experts. They aim is to help you get the most out of riding a bike, whatever your ability.
 

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile would like to introduce all families across the UK to The #DailyMileAtHome.  It’s an easy and fun way to keep fit and maintain good health and wellbeing for you and your children.

NHS

The NHS website has some useful links for home exercise.
 

Latest information on COVID 19

Always remember to access reliable sources of information:

UK Government: Coronavirus Advice

Public Health Wales Latest Information on Coronavirus 

 

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