Being active and taking regular exercise is recommended as one of the best ways to look after your health and wellbeing.
We've split some activities you could do into the four areas below:
Getting hearts beating faster
- Everyday housework activities
Yes, these do count! Did you know that activities such as vacuuming, cutting the grass and hanging the washing can all contribute to your 150 active minutes? Try to break up sedentary periods by building in some activity. Why not turn up the tunes and have a boogie around the bedroom?
- What's Your Move
A new campaign led by the Active in Barnsley Partnership, giving you ideas of how to get moving and enjoy better health.
- Joe Wicks seven days of sweat
Seven days, seven workouts, 20 minutes a day. No equipment needed.
- The Body Coach TV
Free home workouts for everyone, no matter what your fitness levels including “Wake Up with Joe” short 15-minute energy and mood boosting workouts to help stay fit, active and help your mental health.
- Equipment-free 10 minute workouts
These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule. There's a cardio option, toning workout, abs and more!
- Build strength and boost your mood - yoga workout
Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. This 45 minute video from the NHS is suitable for all fitness levels. Why not give it a try?
- Fitness blender
Bring the gym into your own home with over 500 free online workouts.
- Yoga for beginners
Yoga with Adriene – 20 minute home yoga workout.
- British Heart Foundation 10 minute living room workout
You don't need fancy gym gear or a lot of space to get active – just a few minutes and a positive attitude.
- This Girl Can
If gyms, dance halls, running tracks or playing fields aren’t for you, or you find it hard to find the time to get active while juggling a busy home life, exercising at home could be the answer.
- Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL) home workouts
Free short workouts to keep you moving at home.
- Reds in the Community
Missing your weekly football fix? Take a look at some of the activities you can join in with.
- NHS gym-free workouts
Put the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels.
- Couch to Fitness
Now you can get active from your own home. By sticking to this free 9-week schedule, bit by bit, you’ll feel fitter. It’s amazing what a difference it can make!
- Couch to 5k
NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.
With the kids
- Stay active with the children - home-based workouts
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up once again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!
- Disney dance-a-longs
Earlier this year This Girl Can also partnered with Disney to create fun dance routines that you can follow, including The Jungle Book's 'I Wanna Be Like You', Moana's 'You're Welcome', The Little Mermaid and more.
- Nike - Active Kids Do Better
It can be great fun for families to get active together. Sometimes, even grown-ups need a bit of support. Check out Nike's Active Home family-friendly activities.
- Accessible activities for kids
There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active. Start off by choosing activities your child's interested in and adapt them.
- Go Noodle
Movement and mindfulness videos for use with children.
- BBC Super Movers
Fun curriculum-linked resources to get your kids moving while they learn.
- Premier League Primary Stars
Activities to help pupils develop skills in everything from balance and coordination to athletics and throwing.
Teaching resources design to get kids active.
Resources for parents to support their children to have fun while learning at home.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged three or over. Used in schools and homes all over the world.
- Jump Start Jonny
Fun workout videos to get kids moving
Activities from Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations.
- Change4Life indoor activities
Easy ways for kids to keep active indoors.
- Travel to Tokyo
Discover the Travel to Tokyo challenge and join millions of children and their families getting active together.
- Active Imaginations
Simple and fun activities that will help 2 to 4-year olds get their 180 minutes of recommended daily physical activity to help them grow healthily.
- Active at Home
Public Health England have produced an ‘Active at Home’ booklet, to provide practical guidance to older adults to maintain strength and balance.
- 10 Today
10 Today involves short ten-minute routines to get you stretching and moving. These activities can even be completed seated.
- Strengthen your lungs with Peter Deadman's qigong routine
Check out the 20-minute video of three qigong practices to help strengthen the lung. 1: deep, slow, lower abdominal breathing. 2: two qigong movements to benefit the lung. 3: slapping and massaging the lung channel/meridian and the chest.
- Age UK
The website offers advice for older people on how to be more active. Age UK also have a home chair based exercise class available on YouTube.
- Joe Wicks chair workouts for seniors
This short home workout is designed for seniors or for anyone looking for something a bit lighter. Take care when exercising and if you don't already exercise regularly take it slowly at first.
- Sitting exercises (NHS)
These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home.
- Strength exercises (NHS)
Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your health and mobility.
- Balance exercises (NHS)
Don't worry if you haven't done much exercise for a while; these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.
- Flexibility exercises (NHS)
These flexibility exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.
- Get up and go
Useful leaflet that can be printed to help you ‘stay steady’.
- Love to Move
British Gymnastics Foundation has made a seated activity programme so you can take part in gymnastics at home.
Walking is a great way to introduce exercise into your daily routine. You can find information on lots of Barnsley’s walking routes here.
- Every Mind Matters
Our mental wellbeing is so important during the social distancing measures currently in place. Every Mind Matters has created 12 tips to help.
- Every Mind Matters – your mind plan quiz
Answer the five questions in this interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you. Support for individuals around mental health.
MIND has put together detailed advice and information on coronavirus and wellbeing.
Mindfulness exercises. Please be aware that this programme has a charge for continuing beyond five sessions. Practise relaxation and mindfulness to boost your mood. Try this mindful breathing exercise from Every Mind Matters and read hints and tips on mindfulness from the NHS.
Being active whilst pregnant
What's Your Move challenges
We want you to stay active and healthy this season. We've created two What's Your Move challenges to keep you motivated:
Let us know what you're doing to stay active using the hashtag #WhatsYourMove on social media. You can also follow us on Twitter @SportBMBC.