Thank the heavens for spring! If winter's warm puddings, toasty sandwiches and comfort food temptations could be justified all year, we'd really be in trouble. You might have been thinking all winter “I really need to get more exercise”, and pretty much done zilcho about it. So stop the natter and follow these steps right now, and we promise you'll be in a regular exercise regime within a few short weeks. Your aim is to get at least three 30 minute exercise sessions in each week.
1. Start small
If you currently do nothing, plan three 30 minute exercise sessions for this week. This might include one or two fun classes like Zumba (which can burn 1,000 calories in one class!), or alternative activities like walking, cycling, yoga, or swimming.
2. Start now
The easiest thing to do today is to take a 30 minute power walk at lunch. You'll enjoy greater productivity and focus when you return to the office too. Ask a colleague to join you now.
3. Take public transport
Walking to the train station or bus stop 15 minutes away means you've fitted in 30 minutes of exercise a day. How easy is that?
4. Commit with friends
Committing to a fun class with a friend has plenty of benefits socially, plus you'll find it harder to back out of your regime.
5. Talk about it
When you tell your friends about the classes you're doing and all the exercise your getting, you'll inspire them to start too, and you'll also reconfirm your own resolve to stay on the exercise wagon.