Let's start 2021 well by looking after our physical and mental health
Let's get 2021 off to a great start by looking after our mental and physical health ♥️♥️
The idea is to get active everyday in January - the choice is yours. You can walk, run, swim, cycle, or choose your favourite fitness activity 🏃🏃♀️👣🏊🏊♀️🏌️🚲⛷️⛹️⛹️♀️🎾🏋️🏋️♀️🏇🚴🚴♀️🤽♀️🤽♂️🧗🧗♀️🚵♀️🚵♂️. Listen to your body and do whatever works for you.
And, if you are able to, you can choose to support Mind too.
Sign up to our GoodGym RED January team https://www.joinredjan.co.uk/teams?teamid=5fb2cefb2251ad15d8d90a93 and let's support each other to start 2021 well.
Here are 31 different things to try during the month - you can do as many or as few as you choose. This is all about you and your mental and physical health - it's not a competition. The only rules are that you get active every day in January and that you are kind to yourself and each other ♥️
Run, walk or cycle a new route
At least 10 minutes of stretching, yoga or pilates - try Yoga with Adriene or The Balanced Life Pilates for ideas
Walk, run, or cycle at sunrise or sunset and take a photo.
Say thank you to someone - or make a list of 3 things you are thankful for
Break out of the routine - try a different exercise session.
10 minutes of strength and conditioning - your choice
Breathe...boost your well being and try this https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/
Hills...yes, I know but hills are your friend. Find a hill and up you go! Hill reps optional.
Plank...plank for 30s on at least 3 days in a week. If you can't plank, pick an abs exercise of your choice and do 10 reps on at least 3 days in a week.
Set yourself a step target for the week and get those feet moving!
Do something creative - art, craft, sewing, baking...the choice is yours!
Round up your run, walk, swim or cycle to the nearest mile or km.
Take at least 10000 steps in a day
Kitchen disco...put some music on and dance!
Balance...take some time to improve your balance. https://youtu.be/1Us33PjOa6U or exercises of your choice
Go off road...walk, run or cycle on track or trail
Vitamin D boost - get outside on a sunny day for a run, walk or cycle, or just sit and enjoy the winter sun
Screen break...turn off the gadgets. For how long? Whatever feels right for you.
Sprint finish...power walk or sprint to end your walk or run
Find objects on your walk, run or cycle to spell GoodGym
Sleep...power nap or introduce a good sleep hygiene habit into your routine
Exercise your brain...crossword, sudoku, quiz, puzzle - something to get the grey matter working
Run, walk or cycle your favourite route in reverse
Skip...let's give plyometric exercises a go. Try this https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1pvJl3dLyswVpWwq6bkGGqP/the-skipping-challenge-makeyourmove If you don't have a skipping rope, jump and hop!
10 minute workout of your choice - try https://youtu.be/KrmYjcQzSsQ or whatever floats your boat!
Eat...your 5 a day. You know you should - have at least 5 portions of fruit or veg in a day
Do a good deed...your choice
You're a star...how many star jumps can you do in 60 seconds?
Wear something red when doing your exercise ♥️
It's the bingo card favourite...a naked run, walk or cycle. Leave the watch and phone at home.
Treat yourself - do whatever makes you happy
Date and time
00:00 - 00:00 Friday, 1st of January 2021
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