Moray House School of Education and Sport

Physical activity and wellbeing resources

Academic staff from Moray House School of Education and Sport and other university colleagues share their expertise and practical resources to support the physical activity and wellbeing of children and adults.  

University of Edinburgh sport and exercise resources

The Centre for Sport and Exercise is now providing a wide range of home workout videos and guides to help everyone keep active and safe at home. We hope these resources may help you keep active to benefit both your physical and mental health.

Keep Active 

Tips and Resources from Moray House's Physical Activity For Health Research Centre (PAHRC)

Colleagues from the Moray House Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) are now providing a wide range of home workout videos (including the two videos highlighted below) and guides to help everyone keep active and safe.

Physical activity for children and young people

Researchers have contributed to blog posts hosted by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, focusing on why encouraging children to move more and sit less (if they can) is a priority at this trying time.

Activities for under 5s

Activities for ages 5-18 years

Resources on the PAHRC blog

Our PAHRC colleagues have also created a blog with ideas on how to be active safely during COVID-19 and how to be motivated to do so.

Stay calm, be active blog

Tips for anyone recovering from Covid-19

For those recovering from feeling unwell with potential or actual Covid-19, avoid strenuous activity as you recover. Start slowly, perhaps with short walks, do what feels good and increase your physical activity when you feel ready. Reduce long periods of not moving at all, particularly when online or working from home. Take regular breaks from the screen – do 10 sit-to-stand moves from your chair or some arm raises above your head; take the dog for a walk even if you do not have one! All movement counts and something is better than nothing. Even a 10-minute walk or wheel around the neighbourhood or a few strength exercises such as squats, push ups or sit ups can improve our mood. Evidence suggests that regular physical activity can help maintain or enhance: 

  • mental health
  • immune response
  • physical health
  • weight management

While some is good, more is better so try to increase activity at your own pace. These messages come from evidence that PAHRC researchers have produced and have been suggesting to the Chief Medical Officers of the UK through their involvement with the committee for the physical activity guidelines.

Read more about the impact of research from PAHRC on our Making a Difference webpages

Yoga with Dr Divya Sivaramakrishn

Video: Video: Yoga with Dr Divya Sivaramakrishn
5 minute Yoga with Dr Divya Sivaramakrishn

Low Impact Movement with Professor Nanette Mutrie

Video: Video: Low Impact Movement with Professor Nanette Mutrie
3 min Low Impact Movement to break up sedentary time with Professor Nanette Mutrie and no equipment

Watch various videos on the PAHRC YouTube Channel