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Are you looking to improve your health? Do you need to lose weight?

Don’t use lockdown or government restrictions as an excuse to ignore your health. There are lots of things you can do at home to ensure your physical health doesn’t suffer during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you’re a beginner to exercise The Strength and Flex plan is a great place to start. A 5-week exercise programme delivered through 5 podcasts. Each podcast consists of an easy-to-follow workout lasting between 35 and 45 minutes. The plan is a fun way of improving your strength and flexibility and getting you to exercise regularly.

Strength and Flex doesn’t involve any running, but it can be used alongside the NHS Couch to 5K running plan.

When you’ve smashed that; have a go at the 12-week fitness plan An activity plan for beginners, combining running and strength and flexibility workouts, it’s sure to get you into the habit of regular exercise in 12 weeks.

If you prefer one off classes, you’re sure to find something to suit you in the list below.

Aerobics for Beginners This 45-minute workout will help to improve your general fitness and help you reach a healthy weight.

Pilates for Beginners Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It’s suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Belly Dancing for Beginners Belly dancing is a fun way to get fit, so give it a whirl with this fun exercise video.

Vinyasa Flow yoga This 45-minute video is suitable for all fitness levels. The instructor, LJ, uses the vinyasa flow style of yoga, which places strong emphasis on connecting the breath with the yoga poses.

Abs Workout This abs workout focuses on strengthening and toning your stomach muscles. It takes just 10 minutes, so it’s short enough to fit into a busy schedule.

Arms Workout Tone your arms with this 10-minute workout that focuses on improving your upper-body strength.

Legs Workout Tone your legs with this lower-body workout. It takes just 10 minutes, so it’s ideal for busy people. What it lacks in length, it makes up for in intensity.

Self-led Health Walk route maps. Walking is a great way to improve your health, put a spring in your step and take in the beautiful scenery across North Tyneside.

Getting the most from your Walk Tips to help you get even more out of walking.

Top tips to Stay Motivated Tips to help you stay on track and make walking part of your everyday life.

Cycling for Beginners A guide designed to make cycling a safe and enjoyable experience for beginners and provide you with tips on staying motivated.

Keeping well at Home Gateshead Council have teamed up with Tyne & Wear Local TV to offer daily evidence-based exercise classes which will be accessible to everyone with a television. And while Keeping Well at Home classes are targeted at over 65s, we’re sure they’ll be beneficial to people of all ages.

Keep motivated and Stay Safe!