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Exercise and Mental Well-being

Mental Well-being


Here are some well-being activities which you can do yourself at home.


113 Fun activities to do with children -



We are a big fan of Joe Wicks' morning PE sessions which he has put on in aid of helping parents and children who are currently isolating as well as donating to the NHS. Joe is live on his youtube page ( at 9am every weekday. The video can also be viewed afterwards on his youtube page in case you miss it. If you participate you will be joining a lot of other children and adults from the St Nicholas community as we all keep ourselves healthy. Let us know how your exercise is going through our twitter page (@StNProphets).


Alternatively, here are some exercises you could do anytime in your homes.


1. Mountain Climbers

Get into a push-up position and then alternate bringing your knee to your elbow. You can do same side connections or crisscross. The idea is to move fast and work up a sweat!

2. Bear Crawls

Palms and feet flat on the floor, arch your back. Move across the room seeing how quickly we can go. 

3. Star Jumps

Kids love these! Stand tall and then explosively jump into the air, expanding your legs and your arms so that you look like a large “X” in the air. 

4. Push Ups

Be sure your hands are inline with your shoulders and your back is straight. Slowly bend at the elbows and lower your body to the floor making sure to keep your back straight. Push up through your hands back to the start postion.

5. Sit Ups

Another classic. Feel free to tuck your toes under the sofa or coffee table if you need a bit of support, or, ask your someone to hold your feet.

6. Burpees

Who is up for the challenge? Start with a jump up, then drop to a plank, add a push-up, and then jump back up. It should be one fluid motion and try to not pause between repetitions. Make it a bit easier by opting out of the push up if you need to.

7. Squats

To do this one, stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, and do deep knee bends. Make sure keep your knees behind your toes and your arms out straight.

8. Leg Raises

Lay on your side or on your back and lift your legs without bending at the knee. Try to hold at the top. This works your lower abdominals, but be careful to not let your lower back arch.

9. Lunges

Step forward and bend your front knee to a 90-degree angle. The goal is to have your back knee touch the ground without letting your front knee extend past your toes. 

10. Planks

Elbows on the floor and balanced on your tiptoes, making sure to keep your back straight. Hold this position and tense your abs. Try to hold this for 30 seconds to a minute if you can.


If you are unsure on how to perform any of these exercises, youtube will have some easy to follow demonstrations.