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Getting active at home

Your home. Your rules. No need for fancy gym wear or equipment. You can get active in your own way, in the comfort of your own home.

There are many ways you can get active at home, all varying in intensity and style. Stairs, chairs and even tins of beans can be used to create your perfect indoor activity. From home circuits to kitchen dance alongs, living room yoga to desk chair routines. Getting active at home is a great way to get creative with physical activity. You can adapt what you do to suit you and mix up your routine to keep things fun!

Movement Around the Home

This Girl Can has created a video detailing tips on adding activity to your home routine.

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10 Minute Workouts

The NHS has a whole host of short workouts, which don't require much room or equipment.

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Couch to Fitness

Our Parks free 9-week exercise programme for beginners, to help you get active at home.

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Couch to Bhangra

Our Parks free 4-week dance exercise plan for beginners, to help you get active at home

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For school age children

Disney Dance alongs:

This Girl Can created the following free Disney Dance along videos for children and their families to try out at home.

“I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book | This Girl Can, with Sofia and Cat:

There are loads of different songs and movies to chose from. Enjoy a full Disney dance-along with all the videos.

Disney Shake Up Games

Change4Life has teamed up with Disney to create 10 minute bursts of fun to get your kids moving.

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iMoves is a free online platform, which is rolling out 2-minute, 10-minute and longer activities that parents can use in the home.

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The Body Coach TV

Access a whole playlist of kids' workouts for free on YouTube.

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My Journey

Download activity flyers and discover ideas for indoor and outdoor learning and activity.

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If you're older

There’s no age limit on getting active and it’s never too late to start. Explore getting active at home for older adults.

Or, if you can’t wait to get started, try the Move it or Lose it UK Cuppa Routine:

For those with a health condition

We Are Undefeatable Campaign

We have a whole  page dedicated to activities  that are suitable for various heath conditions. Scoot over to being active with a health condition.

There are also a couple of other places you can look to get guidance on being active with a health condition:

Stay Active, Stay Well (BLF)

The British Lung Foundation has produced videos to help you start exercising. They are designed for people living with long term health conditions.

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We Are Undefeatable

We Are Undefeatable is a movement supporting people with a range of long term health conditions. They have great insight and tips to help you find the right activity for you.

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