More people, more active, more often
To register to take part in the #MyTwenty21 Challenge please click here
And improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
‘Challenge Twenty21’ challenges you to move for “twenty” every day.
This can be 20 minutes of:
Walking, pushing, cycling, running, dancing or participating in a home workout
20 repetitions of a movement (push ups, squats, lunges)
Or it could even be a distance, could you achieve a 20km bike ride, 20 lengths of your garden or street or 20 times round the block?
Make the Twenty21 challenge yours, by choosing what works for your current level of ability. You can also choose any type of physical activity, you decide what you enjoy most.
Challenge Twenty21 is a call to action for all of Lincolnshire, let’s move together and inspire and motivate each other to achieve the daily twenty.
Who can take part?
This challenge is open to everybody:
No cost, no equipment, no fitness level required
How do I get involved?
It’s really easy.
- All you need to do is click here to register (to be eligible for prizes you must be registered)
- Choose your twenty and do it every day
- Or follow the monthly challenge offered below
Each month there will be a sponsored monthly challenge and prizes available to those who register.
Throughout the month of June, the Visit Lincoln team will be limbering up each day to complete 20 Russian Twists (which they have chosen to aptly name ‘Yellowbelly Twists’ as a homage to the people of Lincolnshire) for the #MyTwenty21 challenge.
A ‘Yellowbelly’ twist can be completed by sitting on the floor and lifting your legs out straight, or crossing your ankles. Lean back slightly so your torso and legs form a V-like shape, bracing your abdominal wall to engage your core. Balancing here, twist your torso from side to side without moving your legs. This movement can also be completed with your feet remaining on the floor with knees bent, or seated in a chair. To increase the challenge why not hold on to a water bottle or weight when completing the twist?
Alongside doing the twists every day, each Friday the team welcomes the people of Lincolnshire to share images of themselves completing the twists on social media and tag in @visitlincoln and use the hashtag #MyTwenty21 to promote the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.
The global pandemic has brought difficult times to most and a switch to working from home has meant that many have spent long hours sat in front of their computers. Therefore, the Visit Lincoln team jumped at the opportunity to join the challenge as they see an active lifestyle as a catalyst for boosting mood, improving mental and physical health and being a great incentive to get outdoors and explore Lincoln and Lincolnshire.
The whole team encourage their partners and the public to join in and complete 20 Yellowbelly Twists a day throughout June for the Active Lincolnshire Twenty 21 Challenge. Let’s get Lincolnshire moving!
Share your twenty
If you want to share your twenty:
Use the hashtag #MyTwenty21 and share your activity online.
People are more likely to stick to a challenge if they are taking part with a friend or family member or colleague (even if that is virtually). So why not tell your friends and family about your challenge and get them involved!
Why moving is the best medicine
Moving your body everyday benefits your physical and mental health.
- Boosting your mood, improving your self esteem and self confidence
- It’s good for your heart and bones
- It can help you lose weight
- Ease chronic pain (decreasing inflammation, increasing mobility, and decreasing overall pain levels).
In 2021 we want to encourage everyone in Lincolnshire to be more active everyday.
Your Twenty could be:
- 20 minutes of walking, yoga or cycling
- 2 x 10 minutes of jogging
- 4 x 5minutes dancing in the kitchen
- 20 sit ups, push ups, squats or star jumps
- Walk up and down the stairs 20 times
- Volunteering in your local community 20 times throughout the year
- Litter picking- could you commit to picking up 20 pieces of litter (making sure you have appropriate protective wear)?
More active inspiration
Buddy Boost App
Get your family or friends involved by using the free and easy to use Buddy Boost app (click here for more information), so you can track your daily activity and work in teams to achieve your targets together. The recommended daily activity time for adults is 26 minutes – on Buddy Boost you can track how many days you have been active for, what activities you did and how it made you feel. You can set up small groups and support each other through the app.
Activity for Children
Active Lincolnshire have worked with students from Bishop Grosseteste University to develop challenges for all children and families to keep active over the holidays. Click here to have a go at the challenges.
Visit our webpage Keeping Children Active to access over 30 free online resources
If you are unsure about the latest restrictions or guidance concerning sport or physical activity please follow this link to keep informed and stay safe.
Competition Ts & Cs
The promoter is: Active Lincolnshire Registered Charity Number 1134988
The #Twenty21 competition is open to residents or workers of Lincolnshire
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
Route to entry for #Twenty21 and details of how to enter are via our website
Entry into the competition will be deemed as completion of this survey monkey.
The rules of the competition and how to enter are stated on the website under monthly sponsored challenges. Third party Ts & Cs will be available on our website with the sponsored challenge
The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
Winners of any Active Lincolnshire prizes will be chosen at random from completed survey monkey responses
The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the month they have won the prize in. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. If the prize is a product then the winner must provide their full name and address for the prize can be fulfilled.
The promoter will notify the winner when the prize will be delivered.
The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Our competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Winners agrees to the use of their name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
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Active Lincolnshire shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
Active Lincolnshire also reserve the right to cancel any competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.