Try and keep to the same routine as you did before lockdown

Rather than rolling out of bed 5 minutes before your lessons begin.  Aim to get up, have a shower, get dressed and eat breakfast (away from your working area or computer). If you are working in your bedroom. Make your bed, pick up any dirty clothes from the floor, open your curtains and make your working area as clean and tidy as you can.

Get out of your chair as much as you can

You need to take regular breaks from the screen and to move around. Whether that’s to make a drink or just to walk up and down the stairs a couple of times. Leave your desk at least once an hour for a minute or so. This will help you to relax and refresh for the next lesson.

Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated is essential for just about every function in the body.  Staying on track can be difficult, so using a water bottle at your desk with a hydration tracker is a visual way to keep on top of your water intake.

Try and avoid unhealthy snacks or snacking continuously all day

Rather than reaching for a packet of crisps, biscuits or a chocolate bar, why not have a piece of fruit, or something which isn’t packed with sugar or salt?  Maintain the same eating patterns as you would do at school.  A good breakfast, plenty of water and healthy snacks during the day will help you stay productive.

Aim to take 10,000 steps a day

This may seem like an impossible task whilst you are stuck at home, but it can be achieved if you move around regularly.  Try and get out of the house and go for walk a couple of times and day.  If this is not possible then get outside in your garden and walk up and down for a few minutes.

Plan exercise into your day

You should aim to be active for a least 60 minutes a day.  You do not have to do this in one go, but it could be broken up into three 20 minute smaller, more manageable sessions.  If you plan that you will go for a walk during your lunch break, you are more likely to go rather than sit down and watch TV.

Keep to a regular bedtime.  Rather than staying up late watching TV, playing on your phone or playing computer games. Get into a good habit of getting enough sleep.  Depending on your age, you should be getting between 8-12 hours a night.  Here are some tips on getting a better night’s sleep.

Keep active. There are plenty of workouts which can be followed online, here are a few for you to try.




Full body workout