Activity and wellbeing hub : Adults


Activities and ideas for active whilst at home

Live Well Oxfordshire - Oxfordshire County Council

Find services and activities including 'what's on' and more...

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Sport England

Sport England provide information on the latest government guidelines around exercise and physical activity.

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The Body Coach - Joe Wicks

The Body Coach TV is the home of Joe Wicks’ workouts. He has hundreds of free workouts for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment.

The Body Coach workouts

Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health offer High Intensity Interval Training Circuit, and Core options are available, as well as a warm-up and cool down option.

Try the Nuffield Health workout

NHS exercises at home

Moving around for even a few minutes can lift your mood, give you more energy and improve your health. 

The NHS website lists some popular activities you can do at home.

This Girl Can exercises at home

This Girl Can has put together a list of exercises that most of us can try; from table top press ups to living room wall sits! No equipment required and the best bit is we can do them in our pyjamas!

This Girl Can exercises at home

This Mum Moves

A fantastic range of workout content for pregnant women and new mums.

Try This Mum Moves here

Sweaty Betty

Work out from home with Sweaty Betty's online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, explore the video library to find a class to suit your time frame and fitness level.

Sweaty Betty website

EXi Exercise App

EXi Exercise is a free, evidence-based app which analyses your health, current fitness level, disease status and resting heart rate, and produces a personalised activity plan that is tailored to your needs and will transform your life. By entering some simple health information the EXi app can help build a 12 week+ physical activity plan that is specific to your health needs and your current fitness level. Your programme will gradually increase in time and exercise intensity, and will help even the most sedentary to get active.

Visit EXi 

Desk exercises

Exercises and stretches for people working for hours at a desk are available on the internet

Try desk exercises

Yoga With Adriene

YouTube channel connecting as many people as possible through high-quality free yoga videos. All levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls welcome.

Browse the library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood.

Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel

Pilates for Beginners or Seniors

MrHealthyNFit has several online videos, this one is ideal for starting with Pilates

Join in with Pilates for beginners

Garden Pilates from Mylates

Local Oxford instructor doing 30 minute Pilates workouts from home every two days. A series of videos to follow in times of Quarantine.

See the Mylates channel on YouTube

Sport England - Join The Movement

Sport England offer really good advice online for home workouts, including activities for older people and children.

Visit Sport England

Active Oxfordshire - Staying active at home

Active Oxfordshire have put together their own guide on staying active at home with links to loads of activities for all people of all ages and abilities.

Visit Active Oxfordshire

Guardian - 10 best online home workouts

Keep up an exercise routine – or start a new one – while working from home. Here’s a guide to some of the best free resources.

Guardian - 10 best online home workouts

British Heart Foundation Heart Matters Magazine

The British Heart Foundation have put together several ideas for exercises you can incorporate into your routine from the comfort of your home, including strength exercises, stretches, seated yoga and step-ups using your stairs.

Get active at home

NHS Walking for health

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Walking can be for any age or fitness ability.

View the NHS walking for health

Race at your pace

Race at your Pace, inspires and motivates people to enjoy the great outdoors, and it’s all thanks to their highly popular virtual challenges. There are monthly challenges for all ages, you can run, walk or cycle.

Join in the fun today

Groove Aerobics Lite

Are you missing your weekly Groove session? Groove Lite is now available online for you to work out at your own pace at your own time.

Join Groove Aerobics here

Generation Games

Generation Games, part of Age UK Oxfordshire have recorded free online Home Exercise sessions that are published weekly on their website.

They have also created a simple 40 minutes exercise video with older people in mind to help improve your cardiovascular (heart and lungs) fitness, your muscular strength and your balance..

Please enjoy and share!

Swift Watching 2020

watch out for these amazing birds on your daily walks and help the Swift Conservation Project. Swifts are with us in the UK for just three months each summer to breed in our buildings and there lots of nesting sites in the Cherwell district. The swifts arrive early May from Africa and we’ve had a community swift project in the District for over 10 years. Regular walks give an opportunity for additional people to engage with this.

View Swift Information

Oxfordshire Mind

Useful information on Coronavirus and your wellbeing

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Walking Workout Schedule for Weight Loss

Use this plan to walk off weight. When you are walking to lose weight, following a workout schedule will help you be consistent and ensure you are getting the amount of exercise you need to burn calories and fat. But your walking workout doesn't have to be the same old grind every day. It is good to alternate short walking days and long walking days, with a rest day as needed.

Walking workout schedule