What can we do while we’re home alone?

Walking
Suffolk is a beautiful county with many public footpaths to explore, which are close to home for those living in rural areas. However, please remember to follow the guidance and keep at least two metres apart when out walking as part of your daily exercise.

Fitness
Aerobic and Dancing: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/?tabname=aerobic-exercise
Strength and Resistance: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/?tabname=strength-and-resistance
Pilates and Yoga: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/?tabname=pilates-and-yoga
Other Fitness plans: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/?tabname=other-fitness-plans
Not online? Try BBC Breakfast – The Green Goddess BBC One 6:55am and 8:55am Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Sport England
Advice on staying active while at home: http://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

Chair-Based Exercise
http://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/
http://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/activity/chair-based-exercises
British Heart Foundation – Exercise with everyday objects: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_o4CnisSe4&feature=emb_title
Get Up and Go (Royal Society of Physiotherapists): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8s-8KtfgFM&feature=youtu.be
Move It or Lose It

5 Minute Balance routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujoD1l4fnP4
The Cuppa exercise routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VlCljvWsY&list=PLmc-9Le5L6AJ4QqImUPNzS_TymBV-HLNH
Free exercise at home pack: http://www.moveitorloseit.co.uk/coronavirus-support-for-older-people-exercise-at-home/
http://www.generationgames.org.uk 30 minute Exercise at Home for the Over 50shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Np7Xb_8Z0&feature=emb_title
Fitbit Challenge
If you enjoy a challenge and own a fitbit – you can connect with your friends via the app and start a challenge. https://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/1531

Emotional Wellbeing
Living Life To The Full: http://www.llttf4suffolk.com

Every Mind Matters: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Online courses and webinars specifically designed to help during this time of uncertainty. https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/suffolk/course/online-everday-wellbeing-with-coronavirus-support/
Meditation and Mindfulness
Practice being fully present in the moment and observing thoughts without judgement.
Start by sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and bringing your attention the breath and how your body moves with each inhale and exhale.
Journaling
Get your thoughts on paper to release them from your mind and allow worries and problems to seem more manageable. Try bullet journaling.
Practice Gratitude
When we feel grateful the brain releases dopamine, a feel good chemical.
Studies show that by simply writing down three things you are grateful for every day for 21 days can rewire your brain to be more positive.
Mind UK
Coronavirus and your wellbeing http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Suffolk Mind How to get your emotional needs met while isolating https://www.mind.org.uk/coronavirus-we-are-here-for-you/ – online community
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/support-community-elefriends/

Creative Activities
Draw, colour, write your memoirs, write poetry, write a book, write a play, read physical & kindle/ebooks, knit, crochet, make gifts such as jewellery making kit, bake, play board games, puzzles, word games, play cards, sing, cook, paint, do a photoshoot, organize your cupboards, de-clutter
Draw with Rob
Draw-along videos: http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
Create to Connect
Daily creative challenges starting on 23rd March
Sign up here: http://dothinkshare.com/creative-inspiration/create-to-connect/
Origami: https://www.paperkawaii.com/
Knitting and crocheting
There are a number of charities who accept knitted items for those in need. https://knitforlife.co.uk/charities.php
Write a letter
You could write a letter to someone you know, send a letter to a local care home or to an individual in need using these organisations:
– http://www.lovefortheelderly.org
– http://www.lettersagainst.org/volunteer
– http://www.friendindeed.org.uk
MUSIC
Concert Live Streams
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams
Virtual Choirs
– The Sofa Singers http://www.thesofasingers.net/
– Singing for better breathing on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-IiTbuZ7zr1F4jZYocKQ5pALmBH_1FEg
Karaoke including online
– http://www.singsnap.com/
– https://www.karafun.co.uk/karaoke/
– https://www.luckyvoicekaraoke.com/
Have a Dance Party
Have a dance party at home – dancing is a great way to exercise, and all you need is some music to dance to. You can always dance by yourself, but some people have been using social platforms and even video conferencing software (such as Zoom) to have remote dance parties on the weekend while they are stuck at home.
VIRTUAL TOURS
Museums:
– Collection of museums on Google Arts & Culture site:

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