To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity over a week through a variety of activities (according to the NHS). For most people, the easiest way to get moving is to make activity part of everyday life, like walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around. However, the more you do, the better, and taking part in activities such as sports and exercise will make you even healthier.
Before starting each week, plot in your calendar what days and times you’ll be exercising. This will help you stick to the plan. Don’t forget to factor in one rest day (on a day of your choosing) per week.
2. Using goals
In life, we’re told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While most people would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. Define a progressive set of fitness goals that build on one another to help propel you toward that big dream or aspiration.
By eating a healthy, well-considered meal 1-2 hours before exercise, and another healthy, well-considered meal within 0-1 hours after exercise, most people can meet their workout nutrition needs without anything else. If you’re a healthy person who exercises regularly, you probably don’t need special workout nutrition strategies.
It’s important to rest when you do vigourous-intensity aerobic activity, such as running or gym classes. The body repairs and strengthens itself between workouts, and over-training can weaken even the strongest athletes.
5. What to wear
High-intensity training requires kit that is comfortable and sweat-wicking. In order to push yourself during workouts, SportStylist recommends lightweight tops, supportive sports bras and fitted, high-stretch bottoms that allow for greater freedom of movement from track to treadmill.