As the Bailiwick exits from Lockdown, it is important for our mental and physical health to incorporate physical activity as part of our "new normal". Keeping active is also important for those who continue to shield or who are in self-isolation. For inspiration, check out our film showing how other islanders have been keeping active in lockdown.
During lockdown we collated resources and ideas for children, families, adults and older adults to keep active.
Children & 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!
Guernsey Sports Commission’s #challengeguernsey videos
The Youth Commission is organising daily activities on Facebook
#DailyMileAtHome! New challenges every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Youth Sport Trust learning resources including fun physical activity ideas for early years, primary and secondary age
UK Active's Move Crew - daily missions
Cosmic Kids Yoga - movement, flexibility, mindfulness and relaxation for children aged 3+
Sustrans iBike Cycling themed indoor Ideas from bike art to maintenance
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
Travel to Tokyo indoor activities pack from the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations
Tumble Tots UK live streaming activities for little ones daily at 10am
Early Movers - helping under-5s live active healthy lives
Adults & Older Adults
So many of us have embraced the quieter pace of life to get active, 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.