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Friday, 11 July 2014

Give Me #1PercentMore

If the nation was just 1% more active we could save the NHS £1.2 billion within five years.


It seems our nation has fallen out of love with moving. In fact 80% of Britain's adults fail to reach the monthly recommended activity levels. Takeaway food, online shopping and on-demand TV means that you don't have to go very far to get what you want. Longer office hours, further commutes and having to brag about your life on social media means we feel we have less time to fit exercise into our day. 

Me trying the #1PercentMore wall stand challenge
That's why have been running #1PercentMore weekly challenges. One percent of your day is just 15 minutes, surely the busiest of us have that amount of time? There's no need for a gym membership or equipment, anyone can give it a go and you can even do it whilst you're watching TV – how's that for multi-tasking? 

Squeeze the challenge in before you go to work for a smug start to the day, sneak off at lunchtime for a cheeky attempt or put yourself to task whilst the kettle boils. Get ready to squat, press-up and plank your way to being more active. No excuses!

The Spogo rafters taking on #1PercentMore

This week's challenge is to complete as many burpees as you can in a minute, kindly* suggested by Lauren. My shaky legs managed just 21, give it a go and see if you could beat me!

Follow @SpogoUK or check out to keep up to date with all future challenges.

*Suggesting burpees is never kind!


  1. Great effort Jen! Your a pro at these #1PercentMore Challenges :) let's hope next week is a slightly kinder challenge. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Thanks! I've been enjoying them – they're great little booster sessions. For next week...maybe a balance challenge – great for the core!

  2. I agree it isn't kind...sorry! :P Nice job with the 21 :)

    1. ...but then it wouldn't be a challenge if it was easy! Thanks.