Keeping well in a world of uncertainty.
It’s important to talk about how you feel, so make sure to continue to reach out to your usual supports, like family, friends and neighbours. If you need support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor.
Wellness and exercise with Dan
Dan Hardie is one of Summerset's resident wellness experts. Having previously worked as a personal trainer at Les Mills, Dan now helps our residents keep to healthy and well.
While we might not be able to get together as a group to exercise, Dan will be providing us with a weekly wellness guide including simple exercises and stretches to do at home.
Find Dan's latest wellness update here
Relax with meditation
It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete meditation novice or a seasoned pro, it’s never too late to give it a try. And you don’t have to be a hippie or sit cross-legged and chant to reap the relaxation benefits!
Here are some popular free apps to get you started, simply download from the Apple App Store or Google Play:
- Headspace – great basics for the meditation beginner
- Insight timer – a huge collection of guided meditations and talks, and used by more than 7 million people worldwide!
- Elevate – a brain training app with a range of exercises designed to sharpen the mind
You don’t need any fancy equipment to have a go at yoga, just some stretchy pants and an open mind! Always go at your own pace and don’t push yourself too hard if you’re a beginner. Feeling a slight muscle stretch is often a good thing, but if something feels sore, give that move a miss.
Yoga fans love Yoga with Adrienne.
Click here to check out her classes on YouTube
Tai chi for body and soul
Gentle, relaxing moves are great for busting stress and adding exercise into your day.YouTube is a good place to start for simple videos that explain the basics.
Click here to try ‘Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day’ with Leia Cohen
Leia also has a range of videos on Facebook, just type ‘Taiflow’ into the search section to find her page.
Gym at home
Les Mills gym are now offering free workout classes each morning at 9am, on TV1. Tune in to get moving!