Do you feel as if you’ve never got time to exercise? You might find it a lot easier to get into healthy living if you approach it in the right way.
Here are ten great tips for healthy living and exercise you can think about to get active more often.
1: Plan ahead
Where can you fit exercise into your week? Not all days will offer the same opportunities, so plan ahead. It’ll be harder to put off exercising if you do.
2: Avoid the lift
Whenever you see a lift, head for the stairs instead. It’s a great way to get fitter faster. You’ll soon feel the difference in your legs.
3: Walk to work
If you can, start walking to and from work. Alternatively get off the train or bus earlier than you would normally and walk a short distance.
4: Exercise at your desk
Look up some simple but effective exercises you can do occasionally at your desk. Upper body and lower body exercises are both possible.
5: Use the car less
If you drive, try to cut down on it. Walk more often and save money on petrol as well as getting fitter.
6: Join fitness classes
You can join fitness classes of all kinds to keep motivated. Spinning, yoga and Pilates are just three examples.
7: Find someone to exercise with
If you get bored exercising alone, find someone to do an activity with. Walk to work with a workmate or meet a friend at the weekend for a game of tennis.
8: Make lunchtime count
Try heading to a nearby gym for a short session with one of their personal trainers. It doesn’t take a whole hour to eat lunch.
9: Walk faster
A slow walk is better than not walking at all, but if you walk faster you’ll burn more calories. It’ll give you a better cardiovascular workout as well.
10: Make sure you enjoy it!
Don’t go swimming if you don’t like it – you won’t keep it up. Make sure you choose the activity you’ve always wanted to try, or do what you already know you love.
Even if you try just one of these tips each week over the next few weeks, you’re bound to notice a difference. You’ll find some of them will become second nature pretty soon too, which is even better for your overall fitness and healthy living target.