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At Home Activities

Looking to some alternative activities to keep you active and entertained throughout lock-down?

Check out some of these ideas: 
 

Activity Guidelines 

Attached to this page are a series of infographics that have been produced by colleagues at Edinburgh Napier University to encourage people to stay active during lockdown.  Take a look and browse through some of the links and activities.

 

Les Mills On Demand

We are delighted to be able to offer our customers an exclusive offer from Les Mills On Demand.

Les Mills are the creators of BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyBalance and BodyAttack (to name just a few).  They have an online platform called "Les Mills On Demand".  We have teamed up with them to offer our customers an exclusive discounted offer to access their platform.

Sign up to the full on demand service and you can enjoy:

  • 30 DAYS FREE TRIAL (with option to cancel at any time)
  • Thereafter a discounted monthly tarrif of £7.94 per month (instead of the standard £11.95pm)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LES MILLS OFFER

NB: Should you sign up to the Les Mills offer, you are entering into an agreement with Les Mills directly, not with enjoyleisure.

 

Fitness Activities

NHS Fitness Studio
Offering a wide range of at home fitness activities, enjoy some aerobic, strength and resistance, pilates and yoga as well as other fitness activities.  Click here to access website

NHS - Live Well Exercises 
The below link provides a number of non-gym based activities that you can do in and around the home. Click here to access website

NHS - Seated Exercises
If you're unable to get out and about, there are still gentle exercises that you can do whilst sitting to help improve your mobility.  Click here to access website

Macmillan Cancer Gentle Movement 
Macmillan have put together some advice to help you cope at home, including how to look after your physical and mental well being, especially if you are in isolation. 
Click here for Macmillan webpage on staying active and eating well.

 

Looking after your Mental Health 

Daily life has changed for us all, and this can have an impact on how we feel.  It’s ok to not quite feel yourself at the moment. 

Daily exercise has so many benefits on our mental health.  Moving more just a little every day can increase your wellbeing, reduce stress and anxiety levels, improve sleep and boost your mood. 

It's also especially important to know that you are not alone, and help is to hand.  Pick up the phone, call a friend or family member and let them know you are are.   There are also a number of websites that can provide advice and assistance:

eastspace.org.uk        clearyourhead.scot        mind.org.uk 
mentalhealth.org.uk      breathingspace.scot​​​​​​       samh.org.uk
samaritans.org

A story has been created by John Burgerman to support children who are feeling worried about the Coronavirus.  It's a lovely picture book, entitled:  "Everybody Worries".

 

Gymnastics at Home

Over the next few weeks, enjoyleisure will be sharing a number of videos of Gymnastics tips and exercises that can be done at home. 

Click here to view our Gymnastics@Home series on Facebook

 

Swimming Related Activities

Entertain Your Rookie 
Brought to you from RLSS, these activity sheets includes puzzles, games and mind benders, focused around water & pool safety.  Visit RLSS website here

Home Pooling
British Swimming have put together a number of 'home-school' activities focused around English, Maths, Art & Geography with a focus on .. you've guessed it swimming!  Visit British Swimming website here

RLSS Colouring Sheets
As a coastal community it's important that we all know how to be safe near water, whether that is near the sea, a river, by the pool or indeed at home.  These colouring activity sheets highlight some of the dangers and ways we can enjoy being near water environments safely! 

Download the PDFs here:
At home     At the beach     At the river     At the pool 

 

Football Related Activities

If you’ve got a football fan at home who’s missing their Saturday morning sessions, check out the advice and activities suggested on the Scottish Football Association website, including puzzles, games activities and physical fitness suggestions.   Click here to visit website

Former Football Bradley Simmons has a 20min workout incorporating 10 exercises to keep footballers in shape.  Check out this workout on the BBC website.

 

More Activities for Kids 

Active Schools East Lothian
The East Lothian Active Schools team are promoting a number of active challenges for kids to do across the county.  Search for your Local Active Schools Team on Twitter, or take a look at @ActiveEL (Active East Lothian's Twitter Page)

Beat the Bug
Beat the Bug comes from the creators of 'Beat the Street' which many children will remember from last year.  Their website and social media has lots of activity ideas for kids.  Click here to access website and their Facebook page

PE with Joe Wicks
Join TV and fitness personality Joe Wicks for his daily workout Mon-Fri at 9am on YouTube.  Click here to access YouTube. 

Disney Inspired Activities
The Change for Life website, has a variety of Disney inspired activities to do inside as part of their 10min shake-up programme.  Click here to access website

 

Active Seniors 

Our friends at Ageing Well East Lothian have complied a comprehensive list of activities to support older adults and those who are shielded to stay active and healthy at home.  Including dance lesssons, pilates and yoga, tai chi, strength and stability exercises, balance and cordination, dementia friendly activities, and lots more!  Click here to download the PDF.

 

Remembering this Time 

Coronavirus Time Capsule 
This has been doing the rounds on social media, but we think its a great idea too!  Create your own Covid-19 Time Capsule.  Download Time Capsule document here. 

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