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Let’s Get Physical – Exercise During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented many from their hobbies, such as playing team sports or going hiking. Drastic changes in daily life, caused by social distancing and self-isolation measures, have the potential to influence both emotional and physical health. To combat this, staff and students at the University of Nottingham have helped to launch Quarantrain – online exercise sessions and information about how to stay healthy and active in isolation.

Let’s Get Physical – Exercise During COVID-19

“Our main aim is to promote physical activity, which has known benefits for many physical and mental health condition, in terms of prevention and rehabilitation. Beyond this, we want to make people feel connected, and recognise that although we may all be physically isolated, we can still connect. The project extends beyond covid-19, and is concerned with isolation in general - covid-19 is giving us all a taste of what many people live with due to their social, physical, or mental state.”

Dr Roger Kerry, Associate Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Nottingham.