Get motivated to move more with these simple steps…
Start with small targets appropriate for your current level of fitness. For example, if you've taken up swimming, start by doing a few lengths non-stop and then gradually build that up. Don't put too much pressure on yourself or compare your efforts with others.
Whether it's dancing around your living room to your disco playlist, going for a bike ride with the kids or joining your mates for a friendly game of netball or a walk, choose enjoyable activities that don't feel like a chore.
According to researchers at Kansas State University, if you exercise with someone else you'll increase their workout time and intensity by as much as 200%. You're also more likely to have fun and less likely to skip a session.
A brief, brisk walk around the car park or up a couple of flights of stairs will get your heart pumping and muscles working, as well as boosting your mood.
To get moving, plan ahead with these top tips
2. Leave workout clothes and shoes out ready for your morning walk
3. Set an alarm to remind yourself to go for a quick walk at lunchtime
4. Get off the bus early or park further away so you get some extra physical activity