Keeping active is an essential part of looking after our physical and mental wellbeing – perhaps even more so during lockdown.
And even though we are all restricted in where we can go and how we can exercise, there are still lots of ways we can get our bodies moving.
Here are some ideas for how to get started:
Try a home workout
Staying at home doesn’t have to mean cutting back on your exercise. On the Auckland Council Pools and Leisure Facebook page, we’ll be posting regular videos with home workouts for you and your whānau.
Auckland Council Fitness Lead Ritua Ali’iva’a says, “Establishing a regular workout regime during the lockdown will help combat stress and create a sense of routine.
“It is recommended that adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week and 60 minutes every day for children.”
Explore your local park
During level four lockdown, Aucklanders are permitted to visit a local park, provided it is within walking distance from home.
Keeping it local and exercising in our neighbourhood is a good way to look after ourselves while keeping our whānau and our community safe.
With over 4000 parks and more than 250 paths to explore, there’s something within walking distance of home wherever you are in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Check out the links below: