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Active at Home

Government guidance now allows us to leave our homes more than once a day to exercise.   This exercise must be with people you live with, or 1 person from outside your household.  If you are meeting someone from outside of your household, you must leave at least a 2m social distancing gap between you.

As well as walking and cycling, we are now able to take part in some outdoor sports activities such as golf, basketball or tennis.  These can only be with people from your household, or 1 other person and social distancing must be observed at all times.

Even though we can now go outside more than once a day for exercise, gyms and indoor fitness facilities remain closed, there are lots of free online workouts available to help you to work out at home.

Read the Government's FAQs on public spaces, outdoor activities and exercise

There are lots of home workout options available online for children, adults and older adults.

Sport England #StayInWorkOut have created a brilliant new campaign with lots of options and guidance to help keep you active at home.

The NHS have also pulled together lots of home workout option, there is so much choice available.

Have a go at building in aerobic and strengthening activities, you’ll be surprised how many things you have at home that can help you! Now is a fantastic opportunity to fill you time with lots of new and different activities.

Local Birmingham partners are also streaming live sessions and offering advice and guidance.

The Active Wellbeing Society are streaming live fitness sessions, West Midlands transport have advice on social distancing whilst getting active and Sport Birmingham on support for sport clubs as well as lots more suggestions to help you be active at home.

If you’ve found something you enjoy please share on twitter @healthybrum and inspire others, don’t forget to include #StayInWorkOut too.