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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Latest Information

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Find out more about getting involved in activities in your area that help you stay strong, healthy and have fun!

Keeping active in your later years is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. It helps to keep your bones and muscles strong at a time when your body begins to lose some of its strength, as well as reducing your risk of developing many diseases. It's also important to break up your sitting time as much as possible, including reducing screen time such as watching TV or sitting at a computer.

You can find out more about how much and what types of activities are suitable for Older Adults in this infographic.

To find suitable classes in your area you can click on the "Find Your Nearest Session" link at the right hand side of this page.

Keeping Active at Home

With normal routines and lifestyles being impacted by the global Coronavirus pandemic, maintaining a level of mental and physical wellbeing has never been so important. This is being made even more difficult by restriction of movement and social distancing, meaning being active at home may be the only way for us to exercise.

Click on the resources below to find out how to stay active at home:

Glasgow Club Easy Exercise

Being physically active is an essential ingredient for our health and wellbeing whatever our age. If you're not as fit as you once were or think more gentle exercise is for you then you can find out more ways to be active during the coronavirus lockdown on our Glasgow Club website

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Relaxation Exercises

Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep is a practice that allows a deep relaxation of the body. Create a comfortable space, lie down & take 10 mins to rest & recharge with Erin. Click here to play the sound file.

Glasgow Club Mental Wellbeing

It's important to take care of your mind as well as your body, especially if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus. The Glasgow Club have put tips and resources together to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing.

Strength & Balance Activities

Our friends at Paths for All have designed a set of resources to help you maintain strong muscles and bones which, in turn, help you to stay active and independent in your everyday life. You can also do these exercises at home using their useful Strength & Balance workout:

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NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. Examples of sitting, strength, flexibility and balance exercises are included below:

Chair Based/Sitting Exercises

Flexibility

Balance

NHS 10 minute Workouts

Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need. These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.

Pilates & Yoga

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It's suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

The Body Coach "Senior Workouts"

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, shows you how to be active at home using simple and easy exercises.

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Useful documents

Accessible formats

If you require documents in large print, braille, or audio versions please email: info@glasgowlife.org.uk