Holly’s Top Tips for Isolation: Number 5

Holly's Top Tips for Isolation: Number 5

Holly, who's spent over two years in isolation due to treatment for her Neurofibromatosis, give us some help on how to cope with lockdown. Here is her Top Tips for Isolation: Number 5.

Number 5: Keep Active

Holly’s fifth tip for coping with isolation is to make sure to get some exercise.

We all know that physical activity is important. During COVID-19’s isolation period it’s even more vital, as our movement could grind to a halt. The good news is that we are collectively realising this; a survey conducted at the start of April by Sport England found that 63% of adults feel it is more important to be exercising now than they did before COVID-29.

The physical benefits are the most obvious outcome of activity; better fitness reduced likelihood of illness, etc. But it’s the mental benefits that we equally need. Exercise has the ability to suppress our brain’s response to stress – both physical and emotional. It also increases endorphins, boosting our mood. And in these uncertain times, the last benefit of exercise is that it helps give us routine, a sense of purpose. Go no matter your fitness ability, a little activity can help a lot!

Whatever kind of workout you want to go for, Holly has great suggestions. Jogging and burpees for cardio, yoga for a more chilled out activity, and some dancing if you just want to have fun! No matter what it is, a little bit of activity can help a lot during lockdown.

Holly's Top Tips for Isolation: Number 5 exercise

You can read more about Holly and her COVID-19 experience here.

Stay tuned for the rest of Holly's Top Tips for Isolation!

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