Many people are finding it increasingly difficult to keep
fit due to the fact that they lead such busy lives.
For many people, their daily exercise usually consists of
going up the stairs at work or zooming around the supermarket to get groceries.
The problem is, this is not enough, and more and more people
are struggling to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
The UK guidelines for exercise state that we should be
getting around 3 hours of execrice every week, which works out at around 30
minutes a day.
And that is the bare minimum, and we are only talking about light to moderate exercise, not including going to the gym.
In England a staggering 40% of people are not hitting these
basic targets, and even more are not doing enough strengthening exercises.
A recent report from the World Health Organisation has found
that people in the UK are among the least active in the whole world.
The report showed that 32% of men report inactivity and 40%
of women at too sedentary.
Obesity is also on the rise in England and the rest of the
UK, showing that clearly, we are going to have to make some big changes to our lifestyles.
Here are our top tips for staying fit and sticking to it:
- Start off slow – too many people go too hard in the beginning and can’t keep the habit up. Start off slowly so that you can maintain it.
- Find something you genuinely enjoy – this can really make all the difference. If you love getting out and doing an activity you are more likely to stick to it.
- Have a plan and stick to it – fitness plans work so well because people like the regimen. Make your own on get one online and make sure you stay committed.