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Keeping fit and well whilst maintaining a safe distance from others

Current government guidance suggests we should all reduce close interactions with others. However, it’s important we don’t let this affect our physical health and mental wellbeing. Exercising at home is a good way of maintaining our strength, balance and fitness as well as keeping our mood positive. Even if we are isolating it’s important we don’t sit still for long periods, we eat healthily and drink plenty of water.

To help us maintain our fitness the NHS website has some great resources. NHS Fitness Studio has lots of free exercise programmes for all abilities. You can take advantage of the videos, podcasts and written guides. Check their guidance to see if the exercises are appropriate for you.

Couch to 5K is a great way for us to either start running or continue our routine which might have included using the treadmill at the gym. For most of us it’s still fine to use the outdoors however, it’s important we stay more than 2 metres away from others (that’s about 4 or 5 steps).

Remember we need to wash our hands before and after activity. For more advice including handwashing and respiratory hygiene visit the government’s guidance.