Digital tools to help you move

Digital tools to help you move

There are a range of resources available online that can help you move more, especially if you’re currently socially distancing, self-isolating, or shielding. And helpfully, many of these resources are free, so you can use them whenever you’d like.

Many videos and written tutorials are available online, allowing you to try new ways to move or otherwise engage in activities that are easy to try in the home. Some of these are structured as classes that you can follow at home. Others are written as guides for you to do in small chunks or in your own time, which can be handy if you are currently working from home with limited free time in your schedule. Check out one of the resources we have linked to if you’d like to get started.

Some tools have been designed to track the activities you already do. For instance, the free Active 10 app tracks brisk walking, which is a great way to add exercise into your routine while enjoying some fresh air. When exercising outdoors, remember to follow all current government COVID-19 health protection advice, including practicing social distancing at all times.

There are also tools that can help track higher levels of activity or to help you increase how much you move. Julie and Peter decided they’d get moving more by using a Couch to 5k app. They not only ended up really enjoying getting outdoors, but were able to gradually work up to a higher level of activity at their own pace. Whatever tool you choose, you should still take care to follow current health guidelines. You can find a link to more information on the Couch to 5k app, as well as the Active 10 app, in the relevant resources section.