The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Physical Wellbeing

Your physical health has a big impact on how you are feeling emotionally and mentally. At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water, exercise inside where possible and outside once a day, and try to avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs.

If you are able to go outside, consider walking or gardening (keeping the recommended 2 metres from others as outlined in the social distancing guidance). If you are staying at home, you can find free easy 10 minute work outs from Public Health England or other exercise videos to try at home on the NHS Fitness Studio. Sport England also has good tips for keeping active at home.

Be Active with Active Leeds - There are many ways we can get active and remain active in our homes. The different areas on this website will help you find resources to help you be active at home, whether that's with your family or on your own. Click here

Please ensure you follow the Government's latest advice on daily exercise.

Healthy Eating - information on Healthy Eating can be found at: Healthy Eating Advice

Weekly WorkoutsOur Exercise page includes home workouts, desk exercises and Ab exercises

Cycling - Cycling or walking once a day or to undertake essential travel, either on your own or with someone in your household, is a good way to support your mental and physical health while following the latest Government rules on social distancing.

There are various organisations looking to provide key workers with bikes to allow them to safely commute and observe social distancing guidance