We all know keeping active helps look after our physical and mental wellbeing, but it’s not always easy in lockdown when our daily routines have changed, our children’s lives feel upside down, and the nation is in limbo.
We’ve found ways to get active at home. Here are ways to get started:
Try a home workout
Staying at home doesn't have to mean cutting back on your exercise. On the Auckland Council Pools and Leisure Facebook page, we’ll be posting regular videos with home workouts for you and your whānau.
Auckland Council Fitness Lead Ritua Ali’iva’a says, “Establishing a regular workout regime during the lockdown will help combat stress and create a sense of routine.
“It is recommended that adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week and 60 minutes every day for children.”
Workouts for the whole family
Fitting in exercise can be tough, especially when you have kids. But working out together as a family is a great way to get everyone moving and motivated to exercise.
Ritua Ali’iva’a recommends, “Regular exercise together as a family is a great way to encourage kids to develop healthy lifestyle habits.
Explore your local park
Keeping it local and exercising in our neighbourhood is a good way to look after ourselves while keeping our whānau and our community safe.
With over 4000 parks and more than 250 paths to explore, there's something within walking distance of home wherever you are in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Get out and get active with these great tips:
No sweat - gentle at-home workouts
Exercise at home doesn’t have to be hot and sweaty. Here’s how to get active with the whole family and be gentle on the body, whatever your fitness level.