The cuppa routine – don’t waste your waiting time

February 17, 2022
Published by Dudley CVS

Dudley Public Health is challenging residents to get active while boiling the kettle.

As part of its Let’s Get Moving health campaign, the local authority wants to encourage people who don’t currently do much physical activity to move more for a longer, healthier and happier life.

This winter campaign urges residents to fight the winter blues and increase their health and wellbeing in the comfort of their own kitchen.

The challenge is to do four simple exercises in the time it takes you to boil the kettle.
Every time you make a hot drink follow this simple routine.

All you need to do is watch this video or download the handout sheet and copy the exercises.

If you do these exercises each time you make a cuppa, your strength, balance and mobility will increase.

More info on the Let’s Get Moving campaign
The Let’s Get Moving campaign urges everyone to move for at least 30 minutes throughout each day. To find out more about the support and resources offered through the Let’s Get Moving campaign, go to

Anyone who hasn’t already done so is asked to get going by filling in the ‘Let’s Get Started’ questionnaire This will give you an idea of how active you already are, a bit of information on ways to move more and you can make a commitment to increase your physical activity.

Thank you
Thank you to Julie Robinson, a specialist exercise instructor for older adults, who kindly provided the cuppa routine.

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