There are lots of options to keep fit if you have to remain at home.
The guidelines recommend 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity five days a week for adults, but short bouts of physical activity (even 10 minutes at a time) can quickly add up to 30 minutes. For kids its 60 minutes a day.
The important thing is that no matter what your age or circumstance you need to keep moving, so make sure to include some physical activity in your daily plan.
Here are some activities to get you going:
National Governing Bodies of Sport -Train at Home Programmes
Hockey Ireland - Skills
Bored at home? Why not grab your hockey stick and practice some skills with the Hockey Ireland #HockeySkillsChallenge. A new skill will be shared each day and you are encourged to share your video with them. Follow @IrishHockey and @HICoachEd on Twitter for all the information. All of the videos are also saved on the Hockey Ireland YouTube channel
Basketball Ireland – Skills: Basketball Ireland have started a 28 day challenge for players home from school or college & missing basketball. The daily skills challenge is a great time to sharpen up your skills from home - all you need is a ball & a net. Catch up on all the videos on the Basketball Ireland Facebook page @bbireland
Athletics Ireland: Athletics Ireland encourage you to use this time to work on your mobility and have created a downloadable guide which will focus on. ↑ Range of movement ↑ Flexibility ↑ Co-ordination, stability and muscle strength ↑ Recovery ↓Stress in the body and mind. Download the Athletics Ireland Mobility Guide here
There are also a selection of home workout skills and drills on the Athletics Ireland YouTube Channel that you can follow from your own home or garden. All of the Athletics Ireland skills and challenges can be found on their website
Camogie Association – Skills: There may be a pause in training at the moment but The Camogie Association have plenty of challenges to keep you developing your skills. With free downloadable skills cards you will have plenty to keep you occupied. Visit the Camogie Association website for your skills challenge
Swim Ireland - Fitness & Nutrition: Pools may be shut at the moment but Swim Ireland have put together a guide to staying fit and healthy during Covid-19. The guide includes information on nutrition, cardio and strength training. See the full guide on https://www.swimireland.ie/news/staying-fit-healthy-during-covid-19
Special Olympics Ireland - #FitnessFromHome: Special Olympics Ireland have a series of inclusive exercises for their athletes that focus on endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Everyone in the family is encouraged to take part in the daily challenges and if you missed any you can catch up on them all on their Facebook and Instagram pages. The Special Olympics Ireland Together at Home programme is a weekly schedule of activities and workouts designed to support athletes at home during Covid-19. Follow all the activities on the dedicated Special Olympics Ireland webpage
Triathlon Ireland: While you may not be able to swim, bike, run at the moment, Triathlon Ireland have a selection of work out videos, strength sessions and nutrition advice to keep you active and healthy. You can see all the videos on the Triathlon Ireland Youtube Channel or follow them on social media for the live updates @triathlonireland
IRFUriathlon Ireland: The IRFU has launched an Eat Well, Feel Well series with recipes from their Performance Nutritionists. Find the IRFU recipes here
They also have a series of videos for the little rugby fan in your house. Aviva Minis are in action with fun games that can be played at home. Re-watch the videos on IRFU Facebook Page
Badminton Ireland: Badminton Ireland have regular skills videos on their social media channels focused on maintaining hand eye coordination and agility from home. The Badminton Ireland Women in Sport Webinar is also available on their website channel. The webinar featured panel discussions and insights from Chloe Magee, Nora Stapleton, Sara Boyle and Rachael Darragh. Badminton Ireland #WomeninSportIRE webinar video