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Thinking About Working Out?

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

Most of us know how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to eat a well balanced diet and to remain physically active. We’re fortunate to live in an age where information about what to eat and how to work out is available at the touch of a button, however many of us still struggle with food and exercise.

If you’re reading my blog today, chances are you want to reap the mental and physical health benefits of good nutrition and physical activity, but you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there.

The good news is you’ve come to the right place, whether you’ve never really thought too much about diet and exercise or your healthy habits have slipped because work and family life.

1. The first step is to start small. Don’t try to do too much at once. If you attempt to go from a fairly sedentary lifestyle to gym fanatic in the space of a week, the chances are you won’t stick it out. You could even injure yourself and delay your journey even further. We can tailor some exercises for your fitness level and always consult a doctor before beginning a new regime.

2. The next step is to give your nerves the heave-ho! It’s normal to feel a bit apprehensive about starting a new exercise plan or joining a group training session. Remember everyone in that group has been where you are, so take a deep breath, join in and don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice.

3. Bring a buddy. It’s much easier to stick with something if you have a friend there to give you support and it’s much harder to bail on an activity if you’ve arranged to meet someone at your group and do it with them. You’ll be able to help each other and you have someone to go for coffee with afterwards.

4. Consistency is key, so just keep turning up. It doesn’t matter if you’re late or if something urgent keeps you from your regular class. It takes a little bit of time to form new habits but once it becomes part of your routine, you’ll find it feels strange to miss one.

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