GO Active Get Healthy
What is GO Active Get Healthy?
GO Active is a programme to support and encourage those with Diabetes to increase and improve their current physical activity levels. Here are some short, simple, low impact activities along with strength and conditioning activities suitable for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or garden:
Online support for people with Diabetes to help get you more active
- Cherwell Health Walks www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
- GO Active www.getoxfordshireactive.org
- Man v Fat www.manvfatfootball.org
- Generation Games seated exercises www.generationgames.org.uk
- Diabetes2Gether and Diabetes4Ward www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/community-diabetes
- Your local leisure centres at Legacy Leisure www.leisurecentre.com/findcentre
Advice from Diabetes UK about getting active for people with diabetes.
- Diabetes and exercise
- Coronavirus and Diabetes
- Update for Diabetes patients
- Staying at home and managing Diabetes
- Advice for being at home with Diabetes
How Much Walking is Best for Diabetes Control?
Advice on how to reach a goal of a 30 minute walking workout for Diabetes. Start slowly and build up to half an hour of brisk walking.
NHS Chair-Based Pilates
Follow a video which demonstrates how to do Pilates using a chair. Regular pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
British Heart Foundation - Heart Matters Magazine
Heart Matters Magazine from the British Heart Foundation has a great deal of useful information and videos on getting and staying active. You may find the following of interest;
- 10 strength exercises to do at home
- Chair based exercises
- Working with resistance bands
- Top 10 walking apps for free
- How to get active indoors
Adaptive Yoga with Wheelpower
A series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes. Also useful for people who prefer to exercise in a chair.
10 Minute Core Strengthening Exercises for Seniors
10 minutes of easy to follow, gentle, core exercises for seniors
Standing Exercises for Older Adults
This video includes both balance and strengthening exercises, which can prevent falls and hip fractures. This video is appropriate for those older adults who can stand with minimal support.
Home exercise sessions available online and FREE gentle exercise DVD that can be posted to your home for you to try. To receive a copy of the DVD in the post please contact Generation Games on 01235 849403 or visit their website
Standing Pilates for Seniors 60+
30 minutes of exercise to Improve Strength & Build Confidence. Exercises for the general aches & pains in the joints and spine that come with age. As well as some other exercises to help combat loss of strength, coordination and balance
Diabetes Uk Wide Cycle Ride 2021
This April, take your fitness up a gear with a virtual coast to coast cycle ride. From 1 to 30 April, take on our cross-country UK Wide Cycle Ride and pedal towards a stronger, healthier you. Choose a coast to coast distance that suits you, from 120 to 950 miles, and complete it however and wherever you want over 30 days. You can do it alone, with a friend or as a team. Commute it, spin it or push yourself on those long weekend rides – indoors or out.