Your physical health has a big impact on how you are feeling emotionally and mentally.

At times like these, it can be difficult to find and maintain the motivation to take exercise, but the following tips  from NHS publications may help


  • Try not to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse

  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals

  • Make sure you drink enough water 

  • exercise inside where possible

  • Exercise outside once a day

  • Try to avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs.

Walking / Exercise / Travel

Restrictions due to COVID are very fluid as the 2nd wave is growing so please make sure you are up to date with what you can and cant do in this respect.

There are local green spaces that are ideal for walking, and it has always been permissible to drive locally to take exercise in green spaces. On our wonderful Cannock Chase, Marquis Drive (some free parking) and Birches Valley (pay and display only) car parks have now re-opened but toilet facilities may not be available. Also, please remember, NO BARBECUES or CAMPFIRES!

There are cycle tracks for all abilities on Cannock Chase, while the canal towpaths provide flat cycle routes for the less energetic.

If you want to travel further afield, think carefully about any restrictions in place elsewhere and what, if any, facilities such as WC's will be open. The virus has not gone away, and social distancing must still be observed. This is for the safety and protection of everyone.

But no matter what form of exercise you undertake, do as you can manage comfortably but set your own target to make small increases every time you go out.

Indoor Workouts

The NHS website has a guide to indoor exercise, with a number of video guides and this be be found HERE

How much exercise should you do?

The NHS website has a guide to how much exercise adults need. This can be found HERE