Get Active at home
It is important to stay as active as you can. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health.
You don't need gym equipment at home to stay active. Everyday activities like vacuuming, hanging out the washing and mowing the lawn all count towards your daily activity levels.
Below are a list of activities broken down into age ranges and activities suitable for people with disabilities and or long term conditions that can be done from home.
Activities for adults
There are a wide range of activities, fitness plans and guides available online such as physical activity guides, programmes and tips from the NHS.
Free home workout resources from qualified trainers:
Activities for children and families
Being active as a family is a great way to create routine, burn off some energy and help children focus. Here are a few resources to help you get started:
- Fitness for all with Joe Wick
- 5 minute move workouts for kids on YouTube
- Aspire Active Hub
- Super Movers from the BBC
- Burn2Learn TV on YouTube
- Change 4 Life Activites for Kids
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Disney Dance-Alongs
- Active Kids do Better from British Athletics and Nike
- Premier Education Activities
- Premier League Primary Stars
- Youth Sport Trust support for parents
Activities for older adults
There are a wide range of activities, fitness plans and guides for older people available online:
Activities for people with disabilities
Activities for people with long term conditions
If you're unsure about what physical activity is right for you, speak to a healthcare professional.
- Information about staying active from We Are Undefeatable
- Advice on managing Arthritis at home
- Chair based exercises from Arthritis Action
- Get active indoors videos from the British Heart Foundation
- Advice on managing diabetes at home and staying active from Diabetes UK
- Mental Health Directory
- Simple exercises from the MS Society
- Exercise and physical activity for osteoporosis and bone health from the Royal Osteoporosis Society
- Pilates and yoga exercise videos from the NHS