Staying at home for extended periods can be challenging - whether you're in self-isolation or physically distancing due to COVID-19. Doing regular exercise, keeping active and meditation can help you deal with ‘cabin fever’ and move your mood.
“If you have stuff in your house and you have a body, you’ve got a great exercise tool,” says Dani Johnson - a physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.
Download some useful links and tips to help you keep moving wherever you are - including for children and older adults [PDF].
It is important to remember to:
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Keep track of where you’ve been.
- Maintain physical distancing - at least 2 metres from people you don't know.
More people tend to be exercising on or near roads during Alert Levels 3 and 4, than would not normally be out and about.
It is important that all road users - pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and motorists - keep a look out for each other and follow the road rules. Active Canterbury have put together few key messages to help make outings safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
- Keep moving during COVID-19
- Benefits of being active
- Recommended daily activity
- Easy ways to move more
- Getting started
- Support programmes
- Keeping motivated
- Parents and caregivers
- Under fives
- Children and young people
- Older adults
- Active with a disability
- Active with a health condition
- Expecting and new mums