Increase your step countThe recommended daily step count is 10,000 but often this can be difficult to achieve, especially if your job requires you to sit at a desk. Getting up and moving is not only important for general health but it also helps maintain spinal and back health, as well as boosting productivity. Taking the stairs instead of the lift or getting off public transport one stop early are simple ways to increase your daily step count.
Thirst can often get confused with hunger so it is important to stay hydrated throughout the day. To make sure you’re getting enough water during the day, always carry a bottle with you if you are out and about or if you’re in work, keep a bottle on your desk. Starting your morning with a big cup of warm water with a slice of lemon is a great way to kick start your metabolism and hydrate your body after a night’s sleep.
Stick to a schedule
Set aside time to exercise. It can be so difficult to get time to do everything so having a consistent time set aside every week is the best way to make sure it gets done!
Get a Friend Involved
Getting a friend involved is a great way to keep motivated. Team up with a friend who has similar goals to you and exercise with them.
Set Realistic Targets
You probably have a long term goal in mind when it comes to getting fit, but try to think about your shorter term goals. Setting realistic two week goals is a good way to stay motivated and realise how much you are progressing. Setting small targets, such as being able to complete 20 sit-ups, and rewarding yourself for achieving these will help keep you on the right path to nailing your ultimate long term goal.