Staying at Home without Sport

April 28, 2020

Staying at Home without Sport

This is a strange time, which is a little scary for us all, but we need to make sure we look after our bodies and minds. Here are some top tips for you athletes from Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Zara Lipsey.

Look After Everyone

With teams not being able to train and gyms not open, and us not being allowed to go to School, college, university or work or play sport in our local parks, it is more important than ever to stay connected and look after our friends and teammates as well as Ourselves.

Stay Connected

One of the hardest parts of the current situation is not being able to see our friends. FaceTime and WhatsApp allow us to video call so check in with your friends and teammates regularly to make sure they are doing okay. Social media can be great, but make sure you are safe online.

Fitness & Challenging Goals

In the UK, we are allowed outside to exercise once a day-so use this opportunity to get some fresh air and keep your fitness levels up. Set yourselves challenges you can challenge yourself or your friends.

There are lots of fitness videos available online to help you get started and we would love to hear from you if you create your own competitions or videos of your crazy exercises.

 Your Wellbeing

Being off school, college, university or work and not allowed to go to the park can be frustrating. Try to maintain your normal routine by getting up and going to bed at your normal times to aid your sleep quality. Ensure you are drinking plenty of water and eating well including your 5 a day. Try not to worry your fitness levels if you are struggling with being motivated, as long as you stay healthy and happy, you will return to these goals when your routine goes back to normal.

Useful Information

If you are struggling there are lots of places with really useful information:

Teen Mental Health:

Young Scot:

SAMH Coronavirus Mental Health Information Hub


Dr Zara Lipsey has over 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and alongside her therapeutic practice, she also works as an Executive Coach with Ros Taylor Company, providing a highly skilled psychological and coaching service to individuals and teams.

Dr Lipsey has for many years worked with elite athletes supporting individuals’ teams and coaches before and after major sporting events.  She is well aware of the impact that high-performance environments can have on stress-levels, psychological functioning and physical wellbeing. She also helps individuals understand the importance of diversity and inclusion to support optimum team cohesion as well as drive strong leadership.  Dr Lipsey brings this knowledge into the work she does as an Executive Coach.

Dr Lipsey is zealous about wanting to make a difference to people’s lives and help people aspire to be the best that they can be!  She believes that, “Seeking out psychological support is the first step to becoming more successful.


Size Guide
Get measured up to be sure to get the best possible fit for comfort and performance from your everactiv sportswear. 
everactiv size guide sportswear children girls young people  
1) Chest: Measure all the way around your chest at the fullest points.
2) Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your waist.
3) Leg Length: Measure from the inside at the top of your leg to your ankle.
4) Hips: Measure around the widest part of your hips.
Use the size chart to work out your fit. If you are between sizes order the larger size for a looser fit. If you prefer a tighter fit, order the smaller size.  *Please note numeric age is provided as a reference. Measuring is the best way to try to get a good fit for your new sportswear.
everactiv range including girls custom everactiv club items
cm/inches XS S M L
Height guide 128-134/50-53 140-146/55-57 152-158/60-62 161-167/63-65
Numeric age* Age 7/8 Age 9/10 Age 11/12 Age 13+
Chest 64-68/25-27 70-74/28-29 76-80/30-32 82-86/32-34
Waist 56/22 60/24 64/25 70/27
Hips 58-66/23-26 64-72/25-28 70-78/28-31 79-84/30-33
Inner Leg 57/22 62/24 67/26 72/28
Custom club hoodies/boys t-shirts
cm/inches Age 7/8 Age 9/11 Age 12/13
Unisex Kids Hoodies Chest 86/34 92/36 98/39
Unisex Kids Hoodies Sleeve Length 43/17 47/19 51/20
Boys T-Shirt Chest 78/31 82/32 89/35


Adult Hoodies and T-Shirts

cm/inches XS S M L XL
Hoodie Chest 98/39 102/40 112/44 122/48 130/51
Hoodie Sleeve Length 58/29 59/23 61/24 62/24 64/25
T-Shirt Chest 89/35 96/38 103/41 110/43 117/46