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Source: Auckland Council

Keeping active is an essential part of looking after our physical and mental wellbeing – perhaps even more so during COVID-19.

Here are some ideas for how to get started:

Try a home workout

Staying at home doesn’t have to mean cutting back on your exercise. On the Auckland Council Pools and Leisure Facebook page, we’ll be posting regular videos with home workouts for you and your whānau.

Auckland Council Fitness Lead Ritua Ali’iva’a says, “Establishing a regular workout regime during the lockdown will help combat stress and create a sense of routine.

“It is recommended that adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week and 60 minutes every day for children.”

Check out some home workouts here.

Workouts for the whole family

Fitting in exercise can be tough, especially when you have kids. But working out together as a family is a great way to get everyone moving and motivated to exercise.

Ritua Ali’iva’a recommends, “Regular exercise together as a family is a great way to encourage kids to develop healthy lifestyle habits.

Click here for great ways to keep your kids active at home.

Explore your local park

Keeping it local and exercising in our neighbourhood is a good way to look after ourselves while keeping our whānau and our community safe.

With over 4000 parks and more than 250 paths to explore, there’s something within walking distance of home wherever you are in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Get out and get active with these great tips: