Together we can Keep Essex Active

Whilst the government has expressed the importance of completing 30 minutes of activity per day for adults, social distancing restrictions remain in place.

Active Essex is therefore continuing to support people in staying active safely during lockdown with the "Keep Essex Active" campaign, with over 50 ideas and resources for you to stay well and active at home.

In addition, Active Essex has created an exciting new livestream YouTube channel which features live and FREE online workouts throughout the day. 

The live sessions are delivered by top instructors from Essex, featuring a range of activities to suit everyone ranging from high-intensive to Yoga to seated exercise to football drills and karate.  The daily live sessions also include sessions in meditation, breathing, and personal wellbeing.  The livestream videos will be saved on the YouTube channel if you were unable to make the session. 

Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health Essex, said: "Active Essex's new campaign helps signposts ideas for everyone to keep active at home, provided they are well enough and are following the latest government guidelines. Physical activity is vital during this period, now more than ever."

Jason Fergus, Head of Active Essex added: "It is important to remember that you should be active in a way that is right for you. Continuing to move will improve your physical health, help manage illness, stress and anxiety and generally make you feel better.

"Building in a small amount of time into your daily schedule each day to stay active will benefit your health and wellbeing during this tricky time." 

27 April 2020