Now the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to revitalise your fitness regime.
Here are some tips to help you get started this October.
- Get a check-up
A check-up from your GP is a great way to start. They can check things like your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and vitamin deficiencies before advising the most appropriate fitness regime for you. Understanding your current health status can help motivate you.
- Get a personal trainer.
If motivation is a problem, why not hire a personal trainer? They will help you to plan and establish a regular routine that’s right for you and they’ll help to keep you at it!
- Exercise in the morning.
Studies have shown that people who exercise early in the morning tend to be most successful in sticking to a regular exercise program. An added benefit is the endorphin rush that will help you to feel energised at work during the day. Finding time to exercise in the evening can be more difficult – but it can also delay your ability to go to sleep.
- Exercise with friends.
Find a friend or group and exercise together. This helps to keep you motivated! Group fitness classes can provide an excellent incentive and if they’re outdoors it can double the health benefit. Positive energy and encouragement from friends as they exercise with you can also help to reduce negative thoughts sometimes associated with exercising.
- Keep your gym bag in sight.
Leave your gym bag or yoga mat at your front door so it’s easily accessible and you’re always reminded to schedule exercise into your routine!
- Rome wasn’t built in a day.
The biggest trap people fall into is trying to do too much, too soon. Throwing yourself into a strenuous exercise routine too quickly will leave you feeling sore or even injured. So be sure to take your time incorporating exercise back into your every day life.