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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Exercise & Movement

Being active is really good for all of us but you may not be sure of how much to do to get a real benefit.  The UK Chief Medical Officers report (2019) outlined recommendations for the amount and type of activity that adults and older adults should participate in to really get some benefit (Guidelines Infographic). 

There is also good evidence that being physically active helps boost immunity and can protect against serious illness from covid19 as the following video outlines:

If you are looking for specific advice about exercising after a COVID-19 infection please have a look at these evidence based resources compiled by our physiotherapy colleagues.

 

If you have any queries about your medical suitability for exercising please discuss this with a healthcare professional.  

 

Here are some links that you may find useful if you are considering becoming more active:

Self-help Management and Helpline from Versus Arthritis:

Helpline, online community and arthritis virtual assistant

If you are looking for an exercise program to do at home Versus Arthritis offer a 12 week online option:

12 week exercise program: Versus Arthritis


For information regarding access to Glasgow Club sports facilities:

Sport — Glasgow Life


The benefits of exercises (video 5 mins watch):


Information about keeping active, things to consider and about specific activities:

Keeping Active - Health Benefits Of Exercise


Advice and tips to  prevention falls (10 min read):

Falls: Exercises and Advice To Reduce The Risk of Falls

Dementia Friendly Exercises for strength and balance:

pdf version

 

Last Updated: 20 October 2021