Despite not being able to train or socialise together due to the current coronavirus situation we can still stay active throughout this period. Our own governing body Athletics Ireland has launched a national campaign that aims to keep people active over the coming weeks and months and will be offering free tips and advice to help you stay active while adhering to the HSE guidelines with respect to COVID-19. Exercise helps with not only your physical health but also your mental health, and the simplicity and accessibly of running makes it the perfect form of exercise to keep you enjoying an active lifestyle. Log on to www.athleticsireland.ie for useful links , like home circuit training, running drills to try at home, mobility programme, long jump challenge, medicine ball workout amongst others.
World Athletics has also launched a new series, Athletics@Home, designed to help people of all ages to stay fit, active and engaged and is divided into four themes:
Athletics@Home – Kids includes activities, quizzes, online tutorials and interviews with some of the sport’s biggest stars aiming to entertain and educate while providing ideas to explore and motivation to exercise.
Athletics@Home – Active highlights several exercises, suitable for the whole family and fans of all ages, to help you stay fit and healthy at home. Look for some special guest appearances here, too.
Athletics@Home – Rewind is a nightly feature looking back at sensational athletics action from the past. It was launched last week with daily World Athletics watch parties at 9pm CET on their YouTube channel where also reliving a number of sensational finals from last year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha.
Athletics@Home – Unwind features suggestions of athletics-related books to read, films to watch and music playlists from some of your favourite athletes.
Log on to www.worldathletics.com for more details.
Stay Safe-Stay at Home. If out and about remember the 2k radius distance from your home.