Fun fitness

Wednesday 02 March 2016, 12:07 AM

Ricky Butler
Head of Best Practice , LifeSearch

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If you're not a fitness fanatic, don't worry. There's loads of ways to keep fit, and keep it fun at the same time.

Some people have fitness ingrained in their genetic makeup and think nothing of knocking out a 10 mile run or an intense gym session. Whether you're a novice, or Mo Farah - keeping fit pays dividends, if it doesn't pay the bills like Mo!

    What are the benefits?

  • You're making sure you're exercising your heart, mind and muscles.
  • Exercise can help maintain your weight to a healthy level.
  • Increase your energy levels, and improve your mind.
  • Self confidence will be at an all time high. Take a look in that mirror!
  • You could save a packet on things like life insurance (the healthier your are, the lower your your BMI and therefore the less risk you have of dying at an early age), giving up smoking and eating less fast-food.
  • Do you have little ones? Well it means you may be more supple and energetic in later life. Think school sports days!
  • How much exercise do I need?

  • It's up to you and your schedule.
  • 10 minutes a day is better than none. 2 x 3 mile runs a week is better than 1 x 2mile run.
  • According to GOV UK guidelines, try to do 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
  • If you can't manage that, then do as much as you can.
  • Need some inspiration?

    Remember, if it's not fun then it's not likely to be a habit. It takes you to repeat something 21 times before it becomes a habit (so someone told me). So remember to work to your comfort zone, only push it if you want to, and keep fitness fun!

    Check out our other blog posts below, or head over to the Gov UK Physical Activity website or NHS Livewell.

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