Public Health England has produced an Active at Home booklet (attached) which offers support to older people and those who are shielded to help them be active and healthy.
Active at Home is part of the Sport England 'Join the Movement' campaign designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Being active is good for our physical and mental wellbeing. This is why we should try to move regularly, including exercises to help stay strong and steady. This particularly applies to people who have health conditions or are older. Many people are still spending a lot of time at home, so it is important to find ways to build activity into our day, every day.
The Active at Home booklet is part of the Sport England 'Join the Movement' campaign designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
There is a range of activities for adults available across the district, including:
Come and play sport just for fun or challenge others to a game! These sessions are suitable for all levels and abilities - no experience is necessary and equipment is provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you have any.
Activities include table tennis and badminton, with other sports available.
Discover more about other activities on offer by visiting the Stratford Leisure Centre website.
This session offers bowls to individuals of all abilities.
Discover the other activities on offer by visiting the Southam Leisure Centre website.
Prices are correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change without notice - please contact the relevant centre for details. For more information, please contact the Active Communities Manager at Everyone Active on 01789 268826.
Everyone Active also offer a Young at Heart Programme of activities at Stratford, Shipston and Southam Leisure Centres.
The NHS recommends that an adult (aged 19-64) should complete:
150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week - this could be in 30 minute intervals, five times per week. Moderate intensity exercise could include activities such as brisk walking or cycling. Strength exercises that work all the major muscle groups (legs, back, shoulders etc.) should be completed on at least two days eac week.
75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity such as running or playing tennis, and strength exercises on at least two days per week.
One minute of vigorous intensity exercise has the same health benefits as two minutes of moderate intensity exercise.
Please visit NHS Live Well for further information about physical activity guidelines.