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Staying active

 

At the moment it is more important than ever to look after both your physical health, and mental wellbeing, with many of us experiencing higher levels of anxiety and worry due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Taking care of your physical wellbeing, including a healthy diet and regular exercise, can have a positive impact on your mental health. The easiest way to become active is to build exercise into your daily routine and find something you enjoy doing.

From the 1 July the following information and offer of support will be available to the population of Lincolnshire:

Connect to Support Lincolnshire has a dedicated Coronavirus information and support section with helpful advice and links for health and wellbeing during the pandemic, including opportunities to be active at home and in your local communities.

If you’re new to physical activity and exercise, starting to get active can often seem daunting. Visit the Active Lincolnshire website for advice on getting started and links to further support

The Ordnance Survey has joined forces with Natural England to create The Getting Outside during Covid-19 website to bring together current advice from government, councils and other outdoor organisations, to help you decide where to go and what to do in the open air. The site enables people to search by activity and location for suggestions and ideas about how they can enjoy the outside safely. So search Lincolnshire and see what you can find!

One You Lincolnshire can help you move more, be smoke free, eat well, lose weight and drink less. All our pathways are offering support digitally and remotely during this time. If you live in Lincolnshire and would like free support, find out more at One You Lincolnshire.  For more information please call our Triage and support team on 01522 705162.

A testimonial from a client who was accessing The Other Room, virtual exercise platform, while isolating:

`My client, said that The Other Room has helped him to continue to exercise by accessing the library to complete seated exercise whilst he couldn't go out to do this, as he was isolating due to being vulnerable because of his diabetes and other health conditions. He has now has normal Hba1c reading. Also he was wondering how he was going to manage when he went back to work with exercise as he sits for majority of his shift in a gatehouse, The Other Room has given him the ability to take it to work and do whilst sitting:

"‘even the seated stuff had me sweating so I was giving it a proper go, and I’ve done it often enough now to remember some without even watching".

This Active at Home booklet from Public Health England seeks to help shielded and older adults keep up their activity levels while isolating due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

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