Health and wellbeing

Find resources on how to stay healthy and well at home.

Keeping fit and having fun at home

When we can’t go out it is important to make sure we do some exercise and keep fit. What ways do you like to keep fit? Can you do them at home, or in the garden?

One good way is to join in with a workout you can see online. That is like going to an exercise class, but you see the class on the screen of your computer or phone. Don’t worry if you can’t do all the exercises, just do what works for you.

Another way to keep fit and have fun at home is by dancing. Perhaps you can learn a dance to your favourite song.

Do you enjoy singing? A music café for older people in Nottingham has started putting their weekly sing-a-long on the Internet every Monday.

  • Give one of their videos a try, you might know a song from famous films. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen for you to sing-a-long. If you type “Heron Music Café” into the search box in YouTube you can see the other videos.

Mindfulness and Meditation

When we cannot go out for a long time, we can sometimes get restless and anxious. To help us calm down we can do some exercise or practice mindfulness and relaxation, or both!

Coronavirus testing

We hope you are all keeping safe and feeling well.

We hope that you will not need to go for a coronavirus test. However, if you are worried or have any of these symptoms you may need to go for a test:

  • A high temperature, this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • A new or continuous cough, this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  • Loss of or change in smell.

If you are asked to go for a test this easy read guide to what happens will help you understand everything a little better and put you at ease.