Sport & Exercise

Keep Active

Keeping active is not only vital for your physical health but for your mental health too. It can boost your mood and is one of 5 steps that evidence suggests we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

Self-isolating? You can discover a variety of ways to stay active below . Edinburgh University Sports Union clubs are also running online sessions that are open to everybody to help keep students connected. 

The benefits of being physically active

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Find out more about how being physically active can benefit your mental health and wellbeing.

Keep active from home

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A collection of how-to videos and home workouts

Yoga

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An introduction to some of the basic building blocks of yoga - an ideal form of exercise at home.

Introduction to running

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Advice and support for those looking to incorporate running into their exercise routine.

Pilates

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An introduction to some of the basic building blocks of Pilates - an ideal form of exercise at home.

Managing acute injury

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Advice and support for managing an acute injury.

Other resources to help keep you active

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Discover some of the other support available from other external organisations to help keep you active

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Helpful advice and support from other health and wellbeing services

How I boost my mood

We asked some of the Sport & Exercise team and our members how they boost their mood and keep active during this unprecedented period of uncertainty.