Movie Movement Mania
How we turned a popular drinking game into a healthy activity the whole family can play!
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In our quest to have a fun girl’s night that included some exercise, Donna, Abi, and I invented a game that is perfect for everyone. We took the popular drinking game where everyone has to drink whenever certain words are spoken during a movie or television show and replaced drinking with movement! This game is perfect for all ages, no matter what their physical ability is.
How to play:
- Choose movie that at least one person is familiar with. Depending upon your energy level, you may also choose a favorite television show instead of a movie.
- Have those who are familiar with the movie/show choose words that are spoken throughout it often. I chose five words from one of my favorite movies Nacho Libre.
- Every time one of the chosen words is spoken, everyone must move their body for an agreed upon amount of time. We chose 30 seconds of movement for each word. Our movements included running in place, lunges, stretches, and leg lifts. Choose your movement based on your physical ability. Other forms of movement could be jumping jacks, arm curls, stepping, sit-ups, pushups, standing up and sitting down, ankle/wrist/arm circles, waving your arms in the air etc…. Participants can use weights, resistance bands, kettle balls, etc. If you have workout equipment like a rowing machine, stepper, trampoline, elliptical, or treadmill you could have everyone rotate stations after each word.
Make sure everyone has water to stay hydrated and have a healthy snack on hand to enjoy afterwards. To decrease the chance of increasing your chronic pain, prepare your body by applying a topical CBD oil on your muscles and joints and treat your problem areas ahead of time with PEMF therapy from Oska Pulse (promo code DIVA will save you $55). Oska Pulse combats inflammation like nothing I have ever tried and the best part is that it does it without drugs. After playing I ran a few more PEMF therapy sessions on my knees and used “I am Peace” vape from BioCBD+ to relax my muscles.
Unlike the drinking version, this game is healthy and family friendly. It can even be done in bed by modifying the movements with stretches and exercises that can be done while lying down or sitting. Moving your body is important even if you don’t have a chronic illness, so why not make it fun too!