#1percentmore challenge with Spogo

You may have seen the #1percentmore challenge popping up on social media recently. Each week Spogo run a new challenge, and this week I’m pleased to have been asked to host the challenge.

The #1percentmore initiative was started in January by Spogo as way to encourage the nation to get more active and highlight the health benefits of doing just 1% more exercise (or 15 minutes daily).

Some pretty shocking facts prompted this action:

  • Nearly two thirds of UK adults risk their health through insufficient exercise 
  • A University of Bristol-led study found 80% of adults in England failed to meet the government target of taking moderate exercise 12 times in a four-week period
  • If the whole nation was just 1% more active we could save the NHS £1.2 billion within five years.
This week I am challenging you to see how long you can hold a wall squat. 

To perform a wall squat, stand with your back against a wall, planting your feet 12″ in front of your body in a shoulder-width stance, toes pointing forward. Leaning against the wall, lower your body until your knees are flexed at a 90 degree angle. Hold this position for as long as possible!

This challenge doesn’t require any equipment and is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities- give it a try while you are watching TV.

I managed 4 minutes and 2 seconds! Let me know how you get on via Twitter @lucylunges using the hashtag #1percentmore. 

Check out Spogo’s wall squat challenge video:

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