The Key to Exercise is to Start the New Year as You Mean to Go On!
I am a fitness fanatic and some would say addicted to running! So I find it pretty easy to promote exercise. However, I also know from experience how hard it is to start from scratch having had to do exactly that following having 2 babies in fairly quick succession. Finding the energy to get over the biggest hurdle of starting to exercise is hard, however getting over the initial hurdle of making time to exercise regularly 2-3 times a week for 3-4 consecutive weeks makes your body feel great and you get into a rhythm so you will miss it if you stop!
Why is Exercise Important?
- Exercising along with a healthy diet is the only healthy way to get rid of that unwanted body weight and control your weight! There’s no shortcut to becoming fit, don’t be tempted with sliming products which are short lived, expensive and not sustainable.
- Exercising reduces the risk of heart attack, strokes and diabetes 2.
- Exercising helps with pain relief for all types of arthritis, PMT, the menopause, depression … the list is endless.
- Exercising strengthens your bones and muscles. Yes, even running, the impact actually helps prevent osteoarthritis by strengthening bones.
- Exercising makes you feel great, it releases endorphins which improves your mood and helps you maintain your mental health.
- Exercise makes you live longer and have a healthier happier existence, not matter how old you are! You are never too old to start!
If you are struggling to make the first step then joining a group, getting a personal fitness instructor or just promising yourself that you will go on 3 long walks every week is a great start to getting motivated and taking things to the next level. Or if you are feeling really ambitious give yourself a goal such as a half marathon or 10k. There’s nothing like a goal to get your focussed.
Getting a fitness watch is also, a great motivator! You can track your performance and monitor progress, joining a group like Strava is amazing if you have a competitive streak. You will find your friends on there and it’s a great way to get encouragement and give encouragement, in fact it’s the most positive (or only) social media going and it’s addictive!
How to Feel Good while Exercising!
Take some time to choose an appropriate fitness outfit and make sure you buy several so you cant use the excuse that your shorts are in the wash so you cant run! If you can only afford one pair then get them out of the wash! There are some great offers to be taken advantage of when it comes to buying new fitness gear with a deal attached.
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Miranda Coombes, mother of 2, passionate about the environment,
keen horse rider, marathon runner and a business owner
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