Many people at some points in their life will experience phases of not feeling like they have the ability or inclination to be as active as they usually are. Work, family, home pressures can all trigger the stresses that make us feel this way, and as the nation enters coronavirus lockdown there will be many who feel its just not the right time to be hugely active.

Our advice at this time - or any other time of stress - is not to put yourself under un-necessary pressures where it isn’t needed. If you want to use time away from your usual routine to work on your fitness, then that’s great – go you! If you want to reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and are taking one day at a time, then that’s great too. Listen to your body and do whatever is best for you in the here and now - even if that changes on a daily basis.

I think we can all agree, the year 2020 hasn’t got off to the greatest start! In light of recent Governance guidelines, there is likely to be a prolonged period of isolation for those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, those over 70s, those with underlying health issues or those who are pregnant. The numbers of people working from home will also increase. It is therefore likely that we will all be impacted by COVID-19 in some way or another.

This may seem like the perfect opportunity to binge that Netflix series you keep meaning to watch. Or perhaps polish off those Easter eggs you bought for the kids last week, and promised yourself you wouldn’t touch! But now it is more important than ever to make sure you are taking care of yourself – both physically and mentally.

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