Supporting Your Physical Health During Self-Isolation


With so much uncertainty and the increase in self-isolation, we’ve put together some top tips and expert advice to help you with your physical wellbeing if you or someone you know is isolated. Let’s keep going!

Stay physically active

To support both your physical and mental health, if you feel well enough to do so (check in with NHS advice if you’re unsure) it’s important to keep active. You could do a home workout, yoga session, sit ups, press ups or simple stretches to keep your body moving. Why not try Les Mills on Demand for access to over 800 exercise classes you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Live home workouts

hero Training Clubs

Check out hero Training Clubs Instagram page and join in with heroLIVE. heroLIVE is live Instagram workouts led by our team of expert coaches. You can join from the comfort of your own home. The full live timetable is on @herotrainingclubs Instagram.

Choose from high intensity interval training, yoga and sculpt classes to keep variety in your training – and know that you’re part of a community of people around the world doing the same workout with you!

Sleep well

A good night’s sleep is really important for your health. The National Sleep Foundation recommends dimming the lights an hour before bed – this helps to regulate your body and tell your brain it’s time to shift into sleep mode. At home, try using room darkening shades and curtains to keep it dark at night and while you sleep. Take a look at 10 tips to help you drift off.

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Fresh Air

Working from home doesn’t have to mean being confined to inside the house – get fresh air, do some gardening, sit outside with a cup of tea and if you can you could work outside, or take a walk in quiet areas. Getting out and about (when it’s safe to do so) not only benefits your physical health, but there are lots of benefits of being outdoors on your mental health too.

Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy gut contributes to better overall health and immune function. Reducing stress levels, and ensuring we are adopting appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes, we can positively alter our gut environment. It is important to note that our gut health can also be linked to our mood, with 90% of Serotonin (happy hormone) receptors located in the gut. 

Gut health hacks include:

  • Eating a fibre-rich diet, including wholegrains and vegetables 
  • Drink plenty of fluid to encourage the passage of waste 
  • Avoid sugar which causes a microbiome imbalance

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