Greater Manchester Moving have pulled together some tips, advice, guidance and things you can do to keep moving during this time of physical distancing, as well as guidance for those working within the sector.
The covid-19 crisis is unprecedented in modern times. The most recent Government announcements have escalated measures that reduce physical contact and this could have a negative impact on our activity levels. Whilst population health is the absolute priority, we want to encourage and support people to find their way to continue to be active for at least 30 minutes (60 minutes for children) each day.
Why this is important
Being physically active matters during this period and, actually, we think it’s more important than ever right now.
Moving more reduces the risk of serious health conditions and life-limiting diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Being more active also helps keep bodies strong and flexible as they age, and can help alleviate conditions such a depression, stress and anxiety.
In children, moving more helps them to develop healthily, supporting bone and muscle growth, while helping with balance and co-ordination.
Official advice recommends working from home, reducing non-essential contact and the closure of schools. As a result, people are spending more and more time at home, but there are still many ways to remain active. Here we have pulled together some tips, advice, guidance and things you can do to keep moving during this time of physical distancing, as well as guidance for those working within the sector.