Let's Plan

Planning your fitness programme

  • Decide what is best for you, based on your work /lifestyle schedule.

  • Join an exercise class or train with a friend or your pet.

  • Always remember to warm up and cool down to prevent injury.

  • Be active throughout the week and include rest days.

  • A gentle 10-minute walk after eating can aid digestion.

Beginners and Intermediate

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT) bursts of intense exercise, followed by a short period of rest. A combination of HIIT and strength training help boost your metabolism and burn fat.

  • Strength or resistance training will help build and maintain muscle mass, keeping your bones strong.

  • Flexibility maintains a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight.

  • Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy.

  • Swim, the resistance of water helps build strength and is a great cardio workout.

  • Skipping keeps the heart rate up and helps burn fat.

Smart snacks

  • Fuel your body before and after workouts.

  • It is important to have healthy snacks to keep blood sugar stable.

  • Try nuts (in moderation), veggies (cucumber, celery, broccoli), hard-boiled eggs, hummus, apple slices with a bit of almond butter, or a low-sugar protein bar.

  • Drink lots of water.

  • If you're not getting your nutritional needs through your diet, try common supplements like: multivitamins, calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc. But always consult your GP first.

Respect the process

  • We all want a quick fix, but it takes time to see and feel your progress.

  • Start slowly and enjoy the process.

  • The key is to keep showing up and do what feels good for you.

  • Listen to your body. If it hurts, stop what you are doing.

  • Don't compare yourself to your younger years.

  • Learn to love and appreciate your body now and not a younger version of yourself.

  • Enjoy the journey.

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