As well as looking after your mental health being physically fit is also important during this challenging time, which is why we’re encouraging people across the Borough to take part in the #Stayinworkout movement during Mental Health Awareness Week.
Eastleigh resident, Christine Northover is one of Eastleigh Borough Council’s ‘This Girl Can’ ambassadors and she has been sharing with us how she has continued to stay fit during the pandemic by cycling as her usual gym remains closed.
Christine has always been a keen cyclist and has gone back to her bike since being furloughed, she said: “It has been four weeks and I can happily report that I feel so much better. My mental health has also improved. On days I have been out I feel so energized and refreshed and on days I don’t go out my mind is calm.”
The Council’s Sports Works Health and Wellbeing Specialists are supporting individuals, like Christine, who are taking part in the Stay In Work Out movement and adapting their workouts to fit in with the latest government guidelines.
The team are supporting residents and are inviting you to share how you’re using your daily dose of exercise outside of the house – whether it’s a great new walk route or a cycle path that gets you close to nature share your pictures with us @SportHealthEBC
During this week there are lots of ways to get involved and support the campaign, one way is to complete a suggested Acts of Kindness in the MHAW supporter pack and see if you can complete them all in the week.
Mental Wellbeing at Home support for residents and their families can also be found here.