5 Top tips: ways to stay active

Some sports and activities may be off the table but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to get moving and burn some energy – here are some great ways to stay active from therapist Natalie.

It’s a bit of a strange situation we find ourselves in lately, and without all our normal activities to keep us occupied we need to get creative! While we’re in lockdown our wonderful staff are sharing their 5 top tips of things to do, whether it’s a new way to experience old favourites, or the chance to try something completely novel.

Today’s tips are a ways get moving with some social distancing-safe activities.


1. PE with Joe Wicks

Missing school PE lessons, well fear not! Joe Wicks is doing PE for the nation every weekday at 9am. You can join is sessions via his youtube channel.

With a mix of activities, designed to be done without a huge amount of space, you’ll be working your whole body in a fun way and kick-starting your day in the best way!

2. Try yoga with a 30 day free trial

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise, and is a mix of mental, spiritual and physical practices. Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and is still popular around the world today. If you’ve never tried it before then now is a perfect opportunity to start – have a look at this 30 day trial and see what you think.

Don’t forget to end your free trial if you don’t want to keep it up after 30 days!

3. Run run run!

One of the simplest activities to do, all you need is sensible clothes and a pair of running shoes and you are good to go. Whether you’re an aficionado or just a beginner there’s loads of ways you can enjoy running – from a couch to 5k to training for long distance.

There’s also lots of exciting apps to try from simply mapping where you’ve been to escaping zombies, find one that inspires you and you’re off.

4. Try a body tone for teens session

Body tone is a physical class aimed at getting your muscles moving and building strength (though not about bulking up) while also being a great form of cardio.

Here’s a nifty short session to try to get your body moving, really use your muscles and work up a bit of a sweat too!

5. Dance!

This one’s easy, find some music, choose your top 5 songs that make you want to move and then just dance!

Whatever style you want to try and however calm or energetic you want to be, this one’s infinitely adaptable. Turn you bedroom lounge or garden into a dance studio, stick on some tunes and get moving.

Happy exercising, everyone!

We hope you’ve found these top tips helpful, and we’d love to hear your top tips via facebook and twitter. We’ll be sharing more tips over the coming days. For more information about Red Balloon or to make a donation visit our homepage.

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