The Bailiwick’s recent experience of lockdowns has shown us the importance of families keeping active at home. Lots of us found that keeping active helped our mental and physical health. For inspiration, check out our film showing how other islanders kept active in lockdown.
We have updated and expanded the range of resources and ideas for children, families, adults and older adults to keep active.
Children, Young People & Families
Remember to focus on having fun, involve your kids in choosing what activities to do and make sure that they have the chance to succeed early, before increasing the challenge! Why not agree two 20 or 30 minute slots each day to get active together?
Guernsey Sports Commission's PE videos - hopping, catching, throwing skills and more!
GoNoodle - free movement and mindfulness videos for kids of all ages (and grown ups too!) - used in some local schools for active learning breaks.
101 ways to play, 35 indoor play ideas
#DailyMileAtHome! Family Fun Challenges
Youth Sport Trust learning resources including fun physical activity ideas for early years, primary and secondary age
Family Movement with Professor Phil. Fun family physical activities with minimal kit required
Family Friendly activity ideas from Active Kids Do Better
Cosmic Kids Yoga - movement, flexibility, mindfulness and relaxation for children aged 3+
Change for Life indoor activities for kids
Change for Life & Disney 10 Minute Shake Ups
Active for Life’s huge collection of activities for children
Tumble Tots UK live streaming activities on Facebook for little ones at 10am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Early Movers - helping under-5s live active healthy lives
Adults & Older Adults
So many of us embraced the quieter lanes and roads to get active, OK the weather is not quite so good right now but here are some resources to keep you active inside and out.
World Health Organisation: Stay physically active during self-quarantine
Activity Alliance - Inclusive physical activity for people with disabilities
Sport England - Stay In Workout
NHS One You: 10 minute home workout videos
This Girl Can: Home Exercise
This Mum Moves - Physical activity for mums to be and new mums
Free home workout videos from Fitness Blender
10 Today: Everyday physical activity for older adults
Age UK's information to help older adults keep active
Joe Wicks workouts for Seniors
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Simple exercises for older adults
MS Society Moving More with MS
Parasport home exercise for people with disabilities
The Health Improvement Commission for Guernsey and Alderney LBG offers these links as educational resources. Exercise undertaken is done so at your own risk. The Health Improvement Commission is not responsible for the content of the linked websites, or changes to them, and you should review the third party's terms and conditions, privacy and data protection policies.