Tips and inspiration to get active

General tips for getting active

  • choose something you enjoy; you're far more likely to stick with it and make it a long term change if you actually like doing it
  • find something that can fit in around your current lifestyle so it is not a chore; remain consistent but don’t beat yourself up if you miss a session – just make sure you pick it up again
  • get more active in your day to day life, like getting off the bus a stop earlier and walking, or taking the stairs occasionally instead of the lift – little things will make a big difference to the way you feel physically and mentally
  • challenge yourself but remember to stay within the limits of your own capabilities – listen to your body
  • Rome wasn’t built in a day so don’t overdo it; you will only de-motivate yourself, injure yourself and dampen your mood – take progressive steps
  • as your health and fitness improves, build your level and frequency if you can
  • everyone is individual – don’t try and compete with Bob next door who is training for a marathon; you are the best judge of you
  • set yourself goals – a 10 minute walk is better than no walk
  • remember to warm up, cool down and stretch – this will increase your range of movement and help prevent injuries
  • have fun