5 ways to Move for Mind

Move for Mind is an exercise and fundraising challenge running January-March 2023. You choose how you want to get active. You could walk a mile a day for a month, try a new activity each day for a week, or do a big one-off challenge! You can even team up and take it on with your friends, too.

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1) Climbing

Visit your local climbing centre, such as The Climbing Hub in Bradford. Climbing involves concentration and thought as well as physical exercise which helps keep you focused and clears your mind of outside worries.

Challenge idea: set yourself the goal of climbing the height of Mount Snowdon (or go bigger if you like!) within a week.

2) Yoga

Yoga helps to strengthen the parts of the brain that plays a key role in memory, attention, awareness, thought, and language. Since the pandemic the world has discovered the power of yoga classes online. Check out Yoga with Adrienne to access a FREE 30-day yoga challenge with 15-30 minute daily routines released on YouTube. 

Challenge idea: do a 30-day yoga challenge with your mates. You could do the challenge from your own homes or meet up every so often to practice together! By doing it as a team, you can motivate each other and fundraise even more.

3) Walking

A short brisk walk in the winter season can be a great antidote to the stresses of life. Whether on your own, with a friend or with a local walking group there are many options and benefits. For inspiration check out the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and Alastair Campbell walking alone in the Yorkshire Dales with a 360 camera on BBC Four’s new Winter Walks series. 

Challenge idea: rally together some family and friends, set up a team JustGiving page to get sponsorship and do one big hike! 

4) HIIT

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts became very popular when Joe Wicks hit the scene with his short, fun workouts requiring nothing more than a little space in your living room. Joe’s workouts range from 10-minutes up to 30-minutes long and are aimed at all abilities. 

Challenge idea: do a HIIT workout every day for a week with your household!

5) Dance

Join a local dance class or turn up your speakers in your living room and put on a dance class workout. There are so many free classes online, from ballet and jazz to breakdancing! 

Challenge idea: try doing a few online classes per week for a month – you could change it up by doing a different dance style each week! You could even record some videos of you in action and upload them to your JustGiving page.

 

 

Posted on: 11th January 2023

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