20 ideas for 20 minutes!

Updated: Mar 15

If you haven't joined the #20MinMovement yet then you're missing out. In case you don't know, it's simply about getting us moving for 20 minutes more each day. No fancy gyms (which is good because they're shut during lockdown), no fancy trainers, no expensive equipment. Just you and your body.

You can (no, you should!) take a look at www.mylivingwell.co.uk where you'll find loads of information, ideas, tips and more on how to get moving for 20 minutes. As we're all spending more time in our homes, it's really easy to be inactive - not any more...

Here's a Top 20 list of ideas to get you moving just a little bit a more

  1. Dance while you dust

  2. Turn up the music while you tidy up

  3. Walk around the block – find a street you haven’t walked down before

  4. Play in the park

  5. Walk the long way to the shop (look for five things beginning with the letter A and so on each time)

  6. Break it up, do 10 minutes in the morning, 10 in the evening

  7. Park further away from the school gates (when we’re allowed)

  8. Exercise during the adverts

  9. Run up the stairs instead of walking

  10. Squat! 5 squats every time you have to bend to pick something up

  11. Get competitive, skipping competition with the kids anyone?

  12. Cycle your heart out

  13. Ever heard of Joe Wicks? Online workouts!

  14. Play indoor football with a balloon

  15. Play musical statues with the kids

  16. Have a jar full of indoor games to play - lucky dip during break time and lunch

  17. Trampolining is not just for kids, bounce the stress away!

  18. Play a game of non-stop cricket in the garden

  19. Search ‘Exercise Video’ on YouTube

  20. Try a beginners Yoga session, we could all use some zen