Keeping Fit and Active During Lock-Down

Calderdale Council’s Active Calderdale people have come up with a comprehensive guide to keeping fit and exercising during the Coronavirus lock-down. Here’s their advice:

Lots of us are now working from home, distancing ourselves from large gatherings, or generally changing our routines. It can be easy to let physical activity slide – but we really shouldn’t! In fact, at times like these, it is more important than ever to keep active, to keep ourselves physically well, as well as to improve our mental well being.

Current Government advice is that we’re able to go outside for a walk, run or cycle once per day provided we meet the latest rules on staying at home and keeping away from others and that you do not fall into one of the extremely vulnerable groups listed in the government guidance on shielding.

If you’re unsure on what you are and aren’t allowed to do in terms of exercise, we’ve produced a list of exercise FAQs, which you can download below.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, contact or send us a tweet.

There are plenty of ways to stay active in the home too, even for those who are extremely vulnerable, so long as they’re fit and able to do so.

For the latest information and updates on COVID-19 in Calderdale, visit the Calderdale Council COVID-19 dedicated page.

We’re compiling a list of all of the ways to keep active, and we’ll be keeping it up to date with government advice.

For those who want a more leisurely pace:

For people with long term conditions or disabilities:

For those who want to get a sweat on:

  • The NHS have a range of ‘Gym-free’ workouts, which come in a handy poster format.
  • You could follow an NHS yoga workout to improve strength and tackle stress
  • Try Joe Wicks 7 days of sweat or have a look into some local personal trainers on social media
  • Have a look on YouTube or other social media channels for free videos, there are loads of options out there!

For those who want to get active as a whole family:

For more ideas from others:

Help spread some positive messages to everyone in Calderdale!

Share how you’re getting active on Twitter & Instagram using #ActiveCdale! We’ll be sharing all the photos & videos on there to inspire others.