Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Advice from official sources

Supporting good mental health
Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the current crisis can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Supporting you to keep active
It is recommended that adults and older people undertake 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week, with at least two sessions of strength and balance exercises. This level of activity is associated with significant benefits to physical and mental health and wellbeing.

However, doing any amount of activity is better than none and is still associated with positive health outcomes. This is particularly relevant for those with long-term conditions.  Whilst people are spending more time than usual in the house, this can be trickier to achieve.

Try breaking up periods of sitting with regular short walks around the house or garden.  The links below give some good ideas for exercises you can carry out at home, as well as other ideas for safely maintaining your activity levels.

https://www.csp.org.uk/public-patient

Resources from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to help maintain activity levels and manage pain at home

https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout#join_the_movement

Sport England resources to help people maintain fitness while spending more time at home

https://weareundefeatable.co.uk/ways-to-move/get-moving-around-the-home

Advice and video links to simple exercises to maintain activity levels at home​​

Wiltshire Health and Care Links to information within the website
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