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Keeping well in the corona crisis

Keeping well both physically and mentally is important to us all, especially under the current circumstances.

We'll all have days that are better than others - and that's OK, we're only human after all! But if you're finding that you might be struggling, then read on for some handy tips and links that might help...

Some handy hints on staying well while coronalone

If you're looking to take some time out from studying and have limited space to exercise, try yoga! It's a great exercise that you can practice pretty much anywhere and you don't need massive of space.

To get you started, try Yoga with Adrienne  

And if indoor fitness is more your thing, then The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) is a great place to start (if you haven't already been taking part in his daily 9 am PE sessions!) 

In these uncertain times, our mental wellbeing is just as important as our physical fitness. Paying more attention to the present moment, and to thoughts and feelings, helps to improve our mental state and enables us to enjoy life, understand ourselves better and to put things into perspective. Welcome to the practise of Mindfulness. There are loads of apps available so that you can spend a few minutes of calm, and some of them are free (to start with). Here are 5 great apps to choose from :

6 reasons why getting out for a walk is a great idea

As Spring is upon us,  we should all take advantage of a good walk each day. Whether it be a hike in the countryside or a trip around the block (observing all social distancing rules, of course!) This is great for our bodies and minds, a we promise you'll come back feeling energised and positive. So, here are 6 good reasons to get your boots on and get out there!

  • Walking boosts your energy
  • Walking improves your mood
  • If you're not a fan of other fitness activities at home, going for a good walk will complete your physical activity for the day
  • Walking on a regular basis will strengthen your muscles
  • Walking in the fresh air will improve your mental clarity
  • And if you're having trouble sleeping at night, walking will help with this too!

Keeping in touch - with us and each other

As we can't all share the same space at the moment, it's important to keep in touch with your friends (and your tutors) and we are lucky to live in an age where technology allows us to do so. If you find you are struggling mentally, please talk to someone. You are not alone.

Links to portals

Activate Learning Online (ALO)

Bracknell and Wokingham College Moodle

Surrey Colleges Moodle

Apprenticeships Smartassessor