Now that lockdown #2 is well underway, it’s an ideal time to step back and begin thinking about our personal – and family’s, complete health and wellbeing, from what we eat and how we move to looking at our sleep patterns and awareness of our mental health.
Getting – or indeed staying active, benefits all elements involved in keeping us mentally and physically at our best, especially when life gets tough!
As a health and safety consultancy we do try our best to lead by example – although we are only human 😄
Here are some top tips by Sport England to help motivate you into getting – or staying active during the next few weeks:
- Move more by making small changes
However you choose to move, it’s all good for your health and wellbeing.
- Choose activities you enjoy
Doing something you enjoy means you’re far more likely to keep doing it.
- Set goals and make a plan
A plan and goals covering how, when and where you’ll get active can really help.
- Start slowly and build up gradually
When moving more, you may feel warmer or even slightly breathless at the time, with muscles and joints getting a little sore a day or two after.
- Pace yourself and listen to your body
Only do what feels comfortable for you, particularly if you have a health condition.
- Build new habits
Repeat the bits you enjoy daily and keep trying new activities that inspire and motivate you.
- Wear something comfortable
You don’t need special kit or equipment, but you do need to be comfortable.
- Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water before, during and after activities to help your body stay healthy.
Variety is key – and with such a huge range of online fitness classes available from our local gyms and many glorious parks around the country, whether the comfort of being at home or being outside in fresh air is your thing – there’s something for everyone!
Stay safe, stay active, and remember the team at RDHS are here whenever you need us.