A bit of gentle exercise can be a great way to reduce stress and improve all-round general wellbeing. 73-year-old Rajinder Sing, also known as ‘the Skipping Sikh’, started making and sharing his workout videos on YouTube in the hope of inspiring others to keep moving during the quarantine period. Exercises range from stretches to gardening exercises…and of course some skipping!
Rajinder has also set up a Just Giving page to raise money for NHS Charities Together.
If skipping seems a bit extreme for you, any type of exercise you do is good for you!
Walking, dancing, stretching, even cleaning the house, making the bed or brewing a cuppa can all help make sure you stay as active as possible at home. Or if you have young grandchildren why not try some action songs on a video call?
The NHS website also gives details of exercises to do at home and suit the latest social distancing rules.
Needless to say, it’s always advisable to consult your doctor before starting a new exercise routine, and do a few good stretches before starting a workout.
How can I help someone to do this?
Share the Skipping Sikh’s YouTube page with someone you think might like it. You could even offer to ‘virtually’ join them for some fun fitness activity.