Active Letchworth

Coronavirus Update

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have temporarily suspended all our Spring in Your Step classes for older adults. Our priority is you, and we need to ensure you are safe at all times. These are exceptional times so it’s difficult to say when we will restart. We will keep in touch with participants to ensure that everyone has all they need to keep active at home. Keep well, keep active and we hope to see you all again soon.

Useful information during self isolation

Our Spring in Your Step team and instructors are missing seeing you at our sessions, so we want to help you stay as fit and healthy as possible until you can join us again.

Exercise and movement has many benefits to your wellbeing including:
Improve strength and flexibility 
Lifting your spirits and enhancing your mood
Helps with metabolism and digestion of food
Maintain your independence at home.

It is important that you keep active during this period, so here are some links to exercises and sessions that you can do to at home:

AGE UK

AGE UK have produced a pdf document called ‘Strength and balance exercises for healthy ageing’ which has lots of strength and balance exercises with diagrams on for you to follow:

Age UK Strength & Balance

There is also some good exercise tips on their webpage if you scroll down past the video:

Age UK Exercise Tips

 

NHS

On the NHS website there is some recommended strength and balance exercises:
NHS Recommended Strength Exercises

NHS Recommended Balance Exercises

There are also some combined strength and balance videos you can follow:

NHS Strength & Balance Exercises
 

There are also links to exercising at home videos for those isolating below:

NHS Exercise during Self Isolation
 

YouTube

Make Movement your Mission have some 10 minute gentle exercise videos you can follow on their YouTube:
Make Movement your Mission 

Go 4 Life also have some good older adult exercise videos on YouTube:
Go For Life

Joe Wicks (AKA. The Body Coach) is uploading some 10 minute home workout ‘exercise for seniors’ classes on YouTube. I have linked the two he has uploaded so far below:
Joe Wicks Senior Class
 

Remember, to move regularly and do as much as you are comfortable with.