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RED January

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 β™₯️β™₯️

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 πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘£πŸŠπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŒοΈπŸš²β›·οΈβ›ΉοΈβ›ΉοΈβ€β™€οΈπŸŽΎπŸ‹οΈπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‡πŸš΄πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ€½β€β™€οΈπŸ€½β€β™‚οΈπŸ§—πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™‚οΈ. 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 β™₯️

  1. Run, walk or cycle a new route

  2. At least 10 minutes of stretching, yoga or pilates - try Yoga with Adriene or The Balanced Life Pilates for ideas

  3. Walk, run, or cycle at sunrise or sunset and take a photo.

  4. Say thank you to someone - or make a list of 3 things you are thankful for

  5. Break out of the routine - try a different exercise session.

  6. 10 minutes of strength and conditioning - your choice

  7. Breathe...boost your well being and try this https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/

  8. Hills...yes, I know but hills are your friend. Find a hill and up you go! Hill reps optional.

  9. 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.

  10. Set yourself a step target for the week and get those feet moving!

  11. Do something creative - art, craft, sewing, baking...the choice is yours!

  12. Round up your run, walk, swim or cycle to the nearest mile or km.

  13. Take at least 10000 steps in a day

  14. Kitchen disco...put some music on and dance!

  15. Balance...take some time to improve your balance. https://youtu.be/1Us33PjOa6U or exercises of your choice

  16. Go off road...walk, run or cycle on track or trail

  17. Vitamin D boost - get outside on a sunny day for a run, walk or cycle, or just sit and enjoy the winter sun

  18. Screen break...turn off the gadgets. For how long? Whatever feels right for you.

  19. Sprint finish...power walk or sprint to end your walk or run

  20. Find objects on your walk, run or cycle to spell GoodGym

  21. Sleep...power nap or introduce a good sleep hygiene habit into your routine

  22. Exercise your brain...crossword, sudoku, quiz, puzzle - something to get the grey matter working

  23. Run, walk or cycle your favourite route in reverse

  24. 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!

  25. 10 minute workout of your choice - try https://youtu.be/KrmYjcQzSsQ or whatever floats your boat!

  26. Eat...your 5 a day. You know you should - have at least 5 portions of fruit or veg in a day

  27. Do a good deed...your choice

  28. You're a star...how many star jumps can you do in 60 seconds?

  29. Wear something red when doing your exercise β™₯️

  30. It's the bingo card favourite...a naked run, walk or cycle. Leave the watch and phone at home.

  31. Treat yourself - do whatever makes you happy

Date and time

00:00 - 00:00 Friday, 1st of January 2021

Sign up by 11:59pm on Saturday 2nd January so we can let Jo know who to expect.


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What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.


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