Here are some more tips from Robyn Chuter to make sure you get enough exercise into your days this winter.
Combine exercise with errands
Rather than drive to the shops, post office or bank, you can walk or cycle. Carrying home groceries adds extra oomph (a highly technical term meaning ‘calorie burning and muscle-strengthening potential’) to your walking workout. Bikes are great for travelling distances that are too far to walk. A backpack, luggage rack or front basket will allow you to carry home your goodies.
If you have a young child, a child seat that fits onto the back of your bike lets Junior come along for the ride – and adds extra intensity to your pedalling workout. When children are little, carrying them either in a front sling, baby backpack or bike carrier will give you legs of steel in a very short space of time!!!
Combine exercise with enjoyment
Yes – the two can be mutually compatible, even if you’re not a born gym-junkie or jogging nut!
Broaden your definition of exercise – Latin dancing is a terrific calorie-burner (and a great way to meet Latin lovers, if you’re in the marketplace for one).
Roller blading or ice-skating will take you back to your childhood while taking inches off your thighs.
Boxercise allows you to hit things (and other people) and get away with it – wow, just think of all those office frustrations you’ll be able to discharge!