Resources for Teenagers – Lockdown 2021

You all know it’s important be active, below are some reasons why and some great resources and information to stay active at home or during your allowed exercise outdoors (Once a day).

1. It Can Make You Feel Happier
Exercise has been shown to improve your mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.

2. It Can Help With Weight Loss
Some studies have shown that inactivity is a major factor in weight gain and obesity

3. It Is Good for Your Muscles and Bones
Exercise plays a vital role in building and maintaining strong muscles and bones.

4. It Can Increase Your Energy Levels
Exercise can be a real energy booster for healthy people, as well as those suffering from various medical conditions

5. It Can Help Skin Health
Your skin can be affected by the amount of oxidative stress in your body.

6. It Can Help Your Brain Health and Memory
Exercise can improve brain function and protect memory and thinking skills.

7. It Can Help With Relaxation and Sleep Quality
Regular exercise can help you relax and sleep better

Children’s mental health week is from the 1st-7th February and we are encouraging you to utilise the following resources and activities to achieve a positive physical and mental wellbeing.

Resources for Mental Health Week

Make sure you let us know when you’ve done any of the workouts below by sharing videos and photos using #LancsGames21 to be in with a chance prize to win some Amazon vouchers and other prizes!

Local Resources

The Billy Project – Resource Area (Sign up by clicking the link and using the password- Active Lancashire)
The Billy Project & Billy Project Juniors is a gym based project aiming to help vulnerable women & 11-18 year old’s in the community to exercise, build confidence and offer emotional support.  Our aim is to increase confidence, emotionally support young girls, build friendships and improve body image. Sign up for daily workouts, fun quizzes and emotional support.

Shaun Gash- Home Workouts
Based in Lancaster Shaun Gash is a paraplegic athlete who has created some fantastic home workouts for the Spar Lancashire School Games. These workouts are for all. Workout 1 Workout 2

Brian Rose – Boxing Workouts
Former British Champion and World Title Challenger Brian Rose has created some workout videos for you to do at home. Give them a watch and learn some new skills. Share your videos and photos with us on Social Media using the #LancsGames20.

Stay at Home Heroes Challenge
Why don’t you have a go at our weekly Stay at Home Heroes Challenge? These challenges will change every week and have been set by our Lancashire school Games Organisers. Good Luck!!!

Penwortham Boxing Club
Paul Morris from Penwortham Boxing Club has kindly created a number of home workouts for you to take part in during lockdown. Have a go and try one of the workouts from the former professional boxer. 

Tyler Hiscock – Parkour Tutorials
Tyler is a Blackpool based freerunner and tumble coach delivering some short parkour and tricking tutorials you can do at home. Parkour is non-competitive sport about self-improvement and overcoming obstacles. Give parkour a go and see what you’re capable of. Part 1 Part 2

Nourish Rejuvenate Grow (NRG)
NRG is a CIC based on the Fylde Coast delivering health and wellbeing coaching through a variety of group learning environments. By clicking the link you will be able to access lots of cool Tik Tok activities to try during this period. Also by clicking the links below you can practice a school games dance (Practice the routine) (Full Routine)

National Resources

Nike Training Club App Go all-in by working out with NTC live in your living room. Over the coming weeks, Nike Training Club will provide you with workouts, nutrition advice and expert help (Please read terms and conditions before downloading).

Sweaty Betty Work out from home with Sweaty Betty’s online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, explore the video library to find a class to suit your time frame and fitness level.

Les Mills  Free access to 100+ workouts. There is something for everyone from high intensity interval training designed to improve strength and fitness fast, dance fitness workouts, through to mindfulness practices to slow the stream of thoughts that can cause our stress. The BORN TO MOVE children’s workouts will get everyone from 4 to 16 years moving.

POPSUGAR Fitness Hundreds of Workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts.

Need some support with your Mental Health? See our Managing your mental health page for some tips and resources available for all young people!

The Duke Of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award It’s important to stay healthy and active during this time and continuing or starting the DofE can help with this. The links below will provide you with some ideas on how you can take part

Volunteering to support young people doing their DofE isn’t all about hiking and camping; there are many different roles for our adult volunteers, with time commitments being from as little as just an hour or so a month. Click the link for more information on becoming a Volunteer.

#LancsGames21 #ALittlebitmoreathome

Why we’re doing this?

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) recommends that people between the age of 5-16 should be doing 60 minutes of physical activity a day. The information below will provide you with the resources to do so.

#jointhemovement resources– Sport England’s campaign ensures people are following current government guidelines regarding Covid-19 and remaining active whilst home or during the allowed one time in the day we can go outdoors to exercise.

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