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Active IQ external newsletter - November 2020

 

Posted on 18 Nov 20

As I write to you, we are approaching the halfway point of the ‘Lockdown 2.0’ in England. Wales has just emerged from its ‘fire break’ on November 9th and Scotland remains vigilant about its tier system and predicts ‘tough times ahead’. 

Despite the tightened and on-going restrictions, exercise remains essential to everyone. The Government has stressed the importance of physical activity and cites exercise as one of the few reasons people should venture outdoors, including with one other person to encourage participation.

During the first lockdown Professor Chris Whitty, England's Chief Medical Officer stressed that exercise was the best thing to do in lockdown and reminded us that being physically active was very important to long-term health. He is quoted as saying "There is no situation, there is no age and no condition where exercise is not a good thing."

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