How to stay cool (calm and collected) at home-school

Over a million children (and parents) are estimated to have tuned into Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) P.E With Joe session this morning (23 March).

I’m going to guess that even more will tune in tomorrow and over the coming weeks. I hope Joe continues with his live sessions, because it made us feel part of something bigger.

I know there are parents out there who are struggling with their own fitness, let alone mental health at this testing time.

I woke up with a sick feeling in my stomach, the last thing I wanted to do was exercise. But then my children came into the bedroom as happy and excited as ever and I realised that having a routine might just make things okay for me and therefore them.

Now as we are supposed to be social distancing – exercising outdoors may become harder. I’ve managed a couple of runs first thing but it can be hard to stick to the 2 meter rule. However, I did discover that our local green gym is completely unused at 8am. So I managed to do a few bodyweight exercises. If I get enough requests I’m going to put a routine up on You Tube or Instagram.

If you are – like me – attempting to home school your children – try and grab yourself 15 minutes to do Niki Perry’s You Tube 15 minute yoga power flow.  If you are new to yoga this is a good introduction (though don’t start it unless you know you don’t have any join issues) to yoga and can help top up the practice of regular yogis. Niki has a DVD you buy through Sweaty Betty which we’ve mentioned before!

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