5 tips for staying on top of your mental health during the lockdown period

By Elliot McHugh, in partnership with Get Active.  This week (18-24 May) marks Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and presents an exciting chance for everyone to raise awareness of mental health issues and solutions. The lack of social contact for adults and children throughout lockdown has raised serious concerns around mental health with the government committing £5m […]

Nike and ukactive Kids launch Move Crew

By Get Active The covid-19 outbreak led to the closing of schools across the UK last month, with the exception of vulnerable children and those of key workers. With many parents now juggling work and caring responsibilities, Nike and ukactive Kids have launched Move Crew, a set of activity missions designed to help kids get their recommended […]

Staying active at home with Arthritis Action

By Get Active, in partnership with Arthritis Action.  We are all spending more time at home than we might like, so staying physically active and mentally well are now more important than ever. Arthritis Action are keen to ensure everyone living with arthritis sustains their healthy lifestyles, exercises regularly and maintains good mental health even […]

Move it or Lose it’s covid-19 support for older people

By Get Active, in partnership with Move it or Lose it. Helping the elderly has never been more important than it is today. While the social distancing measures are important to delay the spread of coronavirus, they will also undoubtedly leave many older people feeling isolated and lacking opportunities to be physically active.  Move it or Lose it are […]

British Blind Sport announce “Live Workout Week”

By Get Active, in partnership with British Blind Sport British Blind Sport are pleased to announce their “Live Workout Week”; a week of accessible, audio described workouts delivered directly into the homes of the nation via Zoom. Whilst at-home workouts and routines are becoming increasingly popular, it has been found that there is a lack of content […]

Apps to keep active with a health condition during c-19

By Get Active, in partnership with the Sport Tech Hub Regular physical activity or exercise can reduce your risk of some health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and help you manage others. Regardless of your age or ability, regular physical activity can improve your quality of life.  Research by Sport England already indicates that being less […]

Apps to use when running or walking outside during c-19

By Get Active, in partnership with the Sport Tech Hub While many households choose to #StayInWorkOut during the covid-19 outbreak , government guidelines suggest that you can go outside for one form of exercise, such as walking or running – individually or with members of your household.  Going outside to get some fresh air and get active can benefit your […]

3 apps to help women stay active during c-19

By Get Active, in partnership with the Sport Tech Hub While the gender gap is closing, research by Sport England indicates that men are still more likely than women to follow an active lifestyle. The barriers to women’s involvement in physical activity and sport are numerous and complex – and undoubtedly, with everyone staying at home due to the […]

Help older people stay active with 10 Today

By Get Active According to the NHS, many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, “10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down”, making them the most sedentary age group. Undoubtedly, the coronavirus outbreak has also had a huge impact on activity levels for many older people, with people aged over 70 asked to […]

Accessible exercises for people who are blind or visually impaired

By Get Active Exercise is one of the biggest things that will protect our health. When it comes to eye health, research suggests that physical activity is particularly important in tackling conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  Visually impaired since childhood, Mel Scott has long been committed to exercise and fitness. She brought together a team of […]

Adaptive Yoga Classes Online with WheelPower

By WheelPower “Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and your balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing.”  Nina Boswell Brown, from Sitting Fit Yoga will be your instructor as she demonstrates, explains and guides you through a gentle warm up, before showing you how to complete the yoga […]

Free online #Pungra workouts

By Get Active, in partnership with #pungra  As the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the world, a group called #pungra, based in Southall, UK, are calling on the South Asian community to stay in and work out. #pungra provide a great example of how activity providers can educate people to exercise from home. Find out more about […]