Be Active

Ways to stay active during Lockdown

The power of sport and activity to support people's physical and mental health has never been more important than it is right now.

Healthy Telford will be producing regular updates to inspire and motivate you to continue to be physically active during this time.

We’d love to hear about what you, your family and school are doing to be active by using #LetsGetTelfordActive

Please remember to follow the Latest Government Guidance 

Autumn and Winter toolkit

Sport England have produced an Autumn & Winter Activity Toolkit that’s packed with resources and information.

ReActivate is a new, free, online training platform, designed to equip anyone working or volunteering in the sport, fitness, leisure and physical activity sector in England with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently return to work or restart their coaching activity, as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown.

Aspirations @ Home

aspirations@Home will provide Telford and Wrekin residents with a small range of FREE on -demand fitness class workouts. These workouts will be low impact and most suited to those that are looking to start getting active and also appropriate for older people and those who have underlying health conditions.

The sessions are delivered by Telford & Wrekin Council Leisure Services qualified fitness instructors and feature the following low impact/ beginner classes….

  • Pilates
  • Yoga  
  • Combat
  • Low impact aerobics
  • Seated exercise sessions
  • Legs Bums and Tums

Working in partnership with Let’s Get Telford Active and Ricoh Products Limited, this programme aims to provide residents with a form of physical activity that they can do from the comfort of their own home.  Helping you to become or continue to remain active.

If you register your interest we’ll contact you as soon as the workouts are available.

Active Challenge

Take part in the Active challenge, these challenges are for everyone in your household to take part in together.

More help and support you to stay active during this lockdown 

Try these free exercise offers & apps:

60 Minutes of physical activity a day

Did you know that it is recommended that children take part in 60 minutes of physical activity a day?

These 60 minutes can be broken down into different times throughout the day:

  •  5 blocks of 10 minutes,
  •  4 blocks of 15 minutes or
  •  1 block of 30 minutes then 2 blocks of 10 minutes

These activity breaks are great for burning excess energy, which helps to reduce challenging behaviour and refocuses the mind when learning.

With children spending most of their time at home we have some helpful links with advice that can help break up the day, get them moving and will get the most out of their home learning.

  • The Daily Mile at home setting out weekly challenges to keep children active throughout the week.
  • Change4life have lots of activities and are linked to children’s loved Disney characters.
  • Youth Sports Trust have some great 60 second activities for behaviour distractions and reengaging the mind.
  • Or how about starting the day with PE with The Body Coach and get about 30 minutes done first thing in the morning.

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