Autumn and Winter Activity Toolkit
Colder weather and the restrictions to combat COVID-19 are making it challenging to be active. However, Active My Way is encouraging people to keep moving through the autumn and winter months.
Being active is good for your physical health and mental health and being as fit as possible right now is a great way to deal with illness and viruses.
We know people are feeling concerned and anxious, but we also know being active can really help. It’s also a great way to stay connected with people. Current rules allow you to meet one other person, not from your household outside the home. Plus, there’s loads of online classes on our activity finder and support tools that can help you feel part of a wider community.
That’s why we’re providing support, advice and encouragement to help you feel able and motivated to be as active as possible. We also want to make sure everyone understands what is and isn’t allowed.
Currently, people can continue to exercise outdoors daily, both alone and with members of their household. They can also exercise with one person from another household, so long as they’re social distancing. There’s no limit on the amount of time spent exercising outdoors, or the number of times someone can do it.
Sport England has conducted nationwide research to understand activity levels and how people feel being active up and down England during the lockdowns, and close to 70% of people say they’ve used being active to help manage their mental health. However, we’re all concerned about activity levels falling recently and want to help you stay active.
For more tips and inspiration, download Sport England’ Autumn and Winter Activity Toolkit.