As we wait to hear how the UK will be eased out of lockdown, it seems the constraints on our day to lives have led to some unexpected benefits, with many people taking up at least one new form of exercise since the lockdown began.

Physical fitness is not just crucial for a healthy body but imperative for a healthy mind and emotional wellbeing. Exercising will strengthen your immune system, improve your mental health, and make you feel better about yourself during this frightening time.

Many of Ekta Unity’s service users are making a concerted effort to look after their physical health during lockdown, and have commented about the beneficial effects they are feeling from exercise on their mental health during these challenging times.

Home exercise doesn’t mean you need to purchase your own home gym. If you are ‘self-isolating’ or ‘shielding’ here are some easy ways to stay fit and focussed during the lockdown, produced by our very good friend: Anna Pitan, especially for Ekta Unity.

Suman Ghaiwal
Ekta Unity