1. Try not to be intimidated by exercise! Simply doing 10mins of activity once a week will drastically improve your health. Exercising 3 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes will see you achieve your fitness goals.
2. You don’t have to join a gym to get fit. Only 10% of the UK population are members of health/leisure clubs, so don’t feel any pressure!
3. Hide exercise in daily activities – e.g. vacuuming, washing the car, mopping the floor or your commute to work. All of these will increase your heart rate, get you burning calories and will save you some cash!
4. For most people, the thought of exercise is not fun. Group exercise can be a great way to inject some fun into your training. Why not team up with a coupl of friends to make it social and keep each other motivated.
5. Enter an event to spur you on. There are lots of free events in London to get involved with.
6. You will often hear fitness professionals say ‘get off the bus a stop earlier and walk’ or ‘take the stairs rather than the escalator’. At Eqvvs, we use a device called the Ki-Fit to measure our client’s daily calorie expenditure and we can honestly say that doing these small things really does make all the difference!
7. Use a diary to schedule in exercise. Sit with your diary open and commit to the days you will do some exercise. It has been proven that if you schedule an event, you are less likely to miss it!
8. Remember it only takes 21 days to change a habit. That is only three weeks to see and feel the lifestyle change of getting more active, more often.
9. Little and often is key. Set yourself easy, tangible goals to begin with so that you can feel a sense of accomplishment once achieved. Getting active is about a lifestyle change, rather than a quick fix. Some smaller, weekly goals are the best way to get you started.
10. Ask for help. If you do not know what to do, unsure as you have some aches and pain or feel you simply just do not know where to start. Get in touch. Eqvvs Training www.eqvvs.com will happily discuss with you some starting points, discuss your needs and set you up on your first programme to follow, will small goals for the next 4 weeks.