Keeping Active and Well
During this time of restrictions it is important that we all stay active, for our physical health and mental wellbeing.
Recreation outside is an important element of this, but it is essential that each of us practise good physical distancing while outside. Where possible, you should not travel to access the outdoors, and your time spent outside exercising should be done close to your home, rather than travelling elsewhere.
Your physical health has a big impact on how you are feeling emotionally and mentally, and our Sport and Leisure Team are here to ensure you stay active.
They have partnered with Life Fitness to give you free access to Digital Coach - Workouts of the Day - you can register and access these on-demand workouts here.
In addition, the Fitness Team will be leading live online fitness classes, including Aerobics, HIIT and Pilates. For more information and how to join the classes, please visit the Sport and Leisure page.
Other Ways to Stay Active
The Body Coach - Kids Workouts and 5 Minute Moves
Change 4 Life - Wake Up Shake Ups: Fun family activities to do together
Change 4 Life - indoor games for children
Change 4 Life - accessible activities for children
BBC Supermovers: Fun Curriculum linked learning resources
Go Noodle: Movement and Mindfulness videos for use with children
Get Set Tokyo: Activities linked to Tokyo 2020
Nike Active Kids Do Better: Resources for parents to get their kids active
Jumpstart Johnny: Fun workout videos to get kids moving
Imoves: Section of website to be accessible for free for parents
Questr: Free active English and Science games for parents and kids
TagTiv: Move and Learn at Home
Active For Life: 49 fun physical activities to do with kids aged 2 to 4
Physical Activity Bingo
This current situation may be affecting you and your family in different ways. Whether it is impacting your health, causing you emotional distress or financial worries, see here for reliable, trusted sources of information to help you keep as well as possible during this crisis.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Health Improvement and Resources Service (HIRS) can provide a free print and post service for health improvement information. You can contact them on 01292 885924 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm - 4.30pm to request this service, or alternatively email Jennifer.McKenzie@aapct.scot.nhs.uk .
In addition, their Better Health Hub will be providing a telephone service on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.00am - 4.00pm, and on Thursdays from 10.00am - 12.00 noon. This service will provide individual support for those who are concerned about their ability to stay healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, or those that support them. Please contact the service on 07584 174428. They are happy to ring callers back if they are worried about mobile phone charges, or you can send them a text message and they will get in touch. Alternatively, you can email AA-UHB.BetterHealthHub@nhs.net
Information for young people
Find out more about what you can do if you are feeling anxious and worried, and how you can support others in your community here.
Resources for talking to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here.