Many people spend a great deal of time at home. This could be as a long-term result of the Covid 19 pandemic. It could be the nature of their work or because they are looking after loved ones. It could be they are recovering from illness or looking for employment. Or simply because they have no-one to visit or no need to go out.
Staying at home a great deal is likely to mean less activity and a lot more sitting down. The effects of such prolonged sitting are now well-understood. There is greater chance of obesity, diabetes and heart disease along with the damaging effects on muscle, bone strength and even emotional wellbeing.
We also now know that changing this lifestyle can make a major improvement to your health! That is why Active Movement has developed two new home programmes.
ACTIVE HOME PACK
Active Movement’s 12-week Home Pack programme is designed to slowly get you used to standing and moving more. There is no intense physical activity, just simple ways to add a little more movement to your daily lives.
The Active Movement Home Pack programme comes with a clear guide, ways to make your home an Active Movement location, lots of colourful reminders and constant support by Active Movement to help you on your way.
To find out more about the Active Home Pack, contact Active Movement by emailing email@example.com or call 07831 382529
Children can be sent home instantly if infection is discovered. As they are isolating, it is important that everyone remains active and eat healthily – and do school work!
Sometimes it is difficult for parents to keep everyone active, especially with perhaps lots to do and a family at home. That is why we offer the chance for one or more children to help by making them special AMBassadors at home.
COVID19 restrictions may mean you can go out less. You may have a health issue you need to protect or going outside may make you anxious. Physical activity could be difficult or you may be recovering from illness.
Young children are usually very active but when they are confined to home they may sit a lot more to watch television or there is no-one able to give them some time. They need to be encouraged to be active, too.
You may be temporarily at home or it is likely to become a permanent arrangement. You may be a freelancer where working from home is normal. It is important for your physical and mental wellbeing that you continue to keep active.
Breaking up children’s sitting time and keeping them active is vital for their physical and emotional wellbeing. Download our special information pack to remind children to be active and give them ideas to make sure they sit less and move more.
Making small changes to your routine can keep you active, so making simple swaps to your food choices can be effective in eating more healthily. Better still, by being active you are using up calories as well.