Fit tip: Take it steady

The Gym fit tip - Take it steady


In a perfect world, we'd all have several hours every day to devote solely to keeping fit. In the real world, 24 hours doesn't seem like nearly enough time to cram in work, family and fitness each day. However, don't be disheartened; the key to a fitness regime that actually pays off is simply to factor in enjoyable activities you can do regularly.


Pick something small but physically challenging that you’ll try every day. Try a new weight or machine at the gym, take the stairs rather than the lift or ride your bike for half an hour rather than sitting in front of the TV. It might not seem like much, but in the process you’ll relieve stress, up your fitness level and be reminded what your body is capable of (which might just give you the push you need to make a few other positive changes).


Fast food, ready meals and the daily pressures we impose on ourselves have more or less eliminated the concept of sitting down to really enjoy a meal. Instead, we sit at our desks and bolt our food down without really tasting or enjoying it. One of the best ways to slow your eating and take time over your food is to put your fork down while you chew. It may seem weird at first, but you'll soon be savouring every bite.

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