There is help available for those of us shielding to keep active…

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For many, this lockdown is particularly hard especially with the cold weather, dark mornings and nights; and then the very large dollop of snow many of us woke up to last week!

But actually now more than ever, we need to stay active, eat the right food and look after our mental health, because all these things help boost the immune system.  To help you be active from home especially if you are someone having to shield you may find this online leaflet useful.

Active Leeds has various online resources such as activity tutorials, guidance and information, and fun challenges to try from home visit their website for more information.

BBC Sounds is worth a try too, they’re running 10 today which is an exercise programme created to help older adults protect against poor health, look after mental wellbeing and maintain independence.

For anyone managing a long term condition We Are Undefeatable offers inspiration and ideas to help people get active by finding what works for them.

If you would like more support you may be eligible to access the Active Leeds health programme as these are operating remotely during lockdown. For more information about this service call 0113 3783680 or email health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk or alternatively complete this an online form.

So even with the government’s advice to stay at home and only go out for essential reasons, we must not forget to stay active and healthy. Remember physical activity can help us de-stress, maintain general health and boost our immune systems.

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