As teleworking and self-isolation become common aspects of our working and personal lives, access to communal exercise facilities – as well as that brisk walk to the office – are not available. It is therefore crucial that we find ways to raise our heart rate, stay flexible and keep our overall physical activity levels high.
To help Europeans exercise and remain physically active even under these unprecedented circumstances, the European Commission is launching a campaign to #BeActiveAtHome. Let’s support each other, propose new exercise ideas, and remain active!
What is #BeActive and how can it help?
The #BeActive hashtag is a symbol of a campaign that has grown significantly since its beginning in 2015, and which now brings even louder its message of increasing engagement in physical activity to millions of people across the world.
Thanks to the #BeActive community, we can work together during this extreme turn of events, using social media as a way to boost activity! By posting with the hashtag #BeActiveAtHome and mentioning @EUSport on Twitter and @european_youth_eu on Instagram, you can show what you are doing to stay fit (and have a little bit of fun in the bargain!).
The best/funniest content will be shared on DG EAC social media accounts:
- Twitter @EUSport
- Instagram @european_youth_eu
- Facebook @EUErasmusPlusProgramme
Building a healthier Europe, even in confinement
Sport and physical activity have the power to improve not just physical health, but mental health and overall wellbeing as well. Just because we are indoors doesn’t mean we can’t become and stay healthy. For this, we may, however, need to be a bit creative. This is where you come in – show us how you are keeping fit during the coronavirus crisis – and help people across Europe and beyond to #BeActiveAtHome!