Latest Government Advice
The latest government advice now allows people to exercise more than once a day as long as social distancing guidelines are followed, alone, with members of their household, or with one person from outside of their household.
Exercise is still confided to groups of no more than two people, unless exercising with members of the same household. Sport England have further collated key information in relation to sport and physical activity guidelines and to read more about what you 'can' and 'cannot' do since the latest government guidelines please click here.
Many facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities can now reopen, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely. Each venue, including council-owned sports facilities, should make their own decisions about when their facilities are ready. To find out more information and guidance please click here.
Now more than ever, it is so important to keep active and to look after our mental health, therefore we have put together the Dorset Daily Dose whereby we will share, create and connect top tips to help you get your daily dose of physical activity and look after your mental wellbeing.
Each day will provide a daily dose of:
- Top tips to keep active
- Challenges and tasks for your body and mind
- Connecting people and their stories
We'd love to her how you are keeping active and looking after your wellbeing, so please share your creative ideas with us on social media using #DorsetDailyDose
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Tags: Outdoor Activity
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:12
Did you know that walking briskly, even for one minute, counts as exercise?
It's easier than you think to fit into your day with the FREE Active 10 walking tracker app!
Current Government instruction allows us to leave the house for one form of exercise a day, alone or with members of your household. A brisk daily walk is a great excuse to get outside and improve your health. You can start small and build up your time – you might be surprised how much you can do!
Brisk walking is simply walking quicker than usual at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Every minute of activity counts, but aim for at least 10 minutes a day. The Active 10 app is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time.