Fit Tips!

We’ve got some Fit Tips to help keep you motivated and moving – especially during the cooler months!

TIP 1 – Move More Sit Less

TRY – Take any oppourtunity to get up and move more. Lunch time walks or better still a walk every time you take a coffee break, walk the stairs at work instead of taking the lift, take the long route from where you park the car or to the bathroom, take a walk with your family or dog after dinner. Get a pedometer and start tracking your steps – work towards 10,000 steps and more a day.

walking works!

Walking works!

WHY – Scientific evidence shows that  frequent moderate to vigerous intensity exercise helps prevent diseases such as Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and some cancers. Those who are physically active tend to live longer, healthier lives.

BONUS BENEFITS – You’ll feel better, probably lose weight or at least not gain any and have greater energy levels.

TIP 2 – Make your exercise regular.

TRY – Make a plan to exercise for the week – put it in your diary. If you do this you will be more likely to stick to it and allocate the time.

WHY – Regular physical activity will provide more health benefits then sporadic, high intensity workouts.The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity (working hard enough to break a sweat, but still able to have a conversation) at least 5 days a week or 20 minutes of more vigorous intensity activity 3 days a week. A Heart rate Monitor can help you track your intensity.

BONUS BENEFITS – You’ll feel great especially if you find activities you enjoy and. exercise also helps manage stress and mild cases of depression.

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