There's lots of ways to stay active at home. Anything that gets your heart rate up counts, be that gardening, taking part in an online class, or dancing round your kitchen!
There are some great resources available to support anyone who would like to be more active at home. Take a look at some of our top picks below.
General advice on staying active at home
Lots of ideas and tips to help you stay as active as possible from your own home, including online classes, and local information.
Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home from Sport England.
Useful resources and information about ways to be active in the home.
On the airwaves
Get your weekly Dance On over the radio and get moving and grooving at home!
Dance On the Airwaves is an opportunity for everyone to access dance and movement over the radio. Every Wednesday at 3.45pm tune into local station Sine FM (102.6 FM) for a ten minute dance workout with easy to follow audio instructions. It doesn't matter whether you are sitting, standing or moving about, get involved for a weekly boost of positive energy.
Online exercise classes
You can find many online exercise classes online for free, for example, on YouTube. There are also classes you can sign up to, which may charge for you to access the service.
NHS Studio Fitness - Free, online exercise videos approved by the NHS.
Movement Snack (You Tube Playlist) - Although most appropriate for older people, this series of short videos will also help younger more sedentary people or anyone who is unused to exercise or prefers more functional activities they can do around the house.
Staying active at home with children
This resource is full of ideas for families to keep active together and entertain children in the home. You won't need any special equipment or open outdoor space for these activities.
Easy ways for kids to keep active if you cannot get outdoors.
Change4Life have teamed up with Disney to bring you play-along games inspired by your favourite Marvel, Pixar and Disney characters. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!
#ThisIsPE is a useful way to quickly put together activities and games that will entertain and burn off some energy. The videos are presented by PE teachers and linked to the Primary PE curriculum so it is a fantastic way of educating your children physically at home.
GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle.
Fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn.
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence.
Family-friendly activities to get moving in your home or garden.
Keep the whole family active at home with these kid friendly work outs from Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach).
Staying active if you have a long term health condition
This booklet contains a mixture of chair-based exercises and standing exercises, as well as advice on looking after overall wellbeing. Local community groups can request paper copies of the Staying Strong at Home booklet to share with their networks by contacting us.
Get moving around the home with top tips and inspiration from Sport England's We Are Undefeatable campaign, to support people with long tern health conditions.
10 Today is a set of fun 10-minute, audio and video routines intended to easily fit into your day to help you get stretching and moving at home. It has been designed by and for older people to keep you physically active, boost your wellbeing, and help maintain your mobility and balance.