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Getting some exercise into your day is essential for good physical and mental health. It boosts your immune system too so now it’s more important than ever.

Try our tips for keeping active to build small amounts of activity into your working day and see links at the bottom for everything you need to get moving.

Please follow all government guidelines on exercise during this time.

  • Take a quick walk around the block
  • Climb the stairs a few times
  • Start the day with an exercise routine
  • If you’re commuting, swap part or all of your journey with walk or a bike ride
  • If your at home, use the time you would be commuting to go for a walk, cycle or run.
  • This also acts as a useful break between your home and work-life
  • If you’re at home, stand or walk around the room using your phone for calls or video meetings when you can.
  • Stand or walk to read emails on your phone.
  • Stretch at your desk.
  • If you want to start earlier or finish later to fit exercise into your routine, have a chat with your line manager to figure out what works best for you and your team.
  • Take one-minute movement breaks every half an hour and five-minute breaks every hour.
  • Use your lunchbreak to get some fresh air and exercise before it gets dark outside.
  • Go for a walk with members of your household to help you unwind.
  • If possible, do some exercise with people in your home.
  • Arrange a virtual session with your workmates to help keep each other on track

Support Links

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Get the Latest information and exercise guidance from the UK government

Get Active resources including free apps, online home workouts and tips.

for information, advice, tips, challenges and inspiration

Information, support and advice for those with long term health conditions or disabilities, including the latest advice on keeping active safely for those who may be shielding.