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Developing a Routine
24/08/2011 - "Developing a Routine" by Olly
posted in General Health

As we begin to come out of the deep winter months and the days start to grow longer we can start to think about getting back into an exercise regime. Some of the dedicated ones will have maintained their fitness throughout the cold months but for those who put things on hold, now is the time to get back into it.


When starting an exercise program, the most important thing to do is to develop a routine. It is less about what you do in the beginning and more about just doing it.  You will get more out of walking for 15 minutes 5x a week than completing the ‘perfect 60 mins of exercise’ once a week.


The first step should be to schedule in 5 ‘workouts’. It is a lot easier to fit in short workouts and as you develop your routine you can slowly extend the time you spend during each session. Dedicate the first 4 weeks to completing 5 workouts a week and slowly build the intensity of your workouts. This will provide a great foundation on which to build as we come into spring and when the days are longer.


Fitness is about steps. Break down your goals into small achievable milestones and as you complete each step you will move up towards your ultimate goal!


If you would like any advice on how to create an effective 15-minute workout, ask any of the Fit For Life team.


 


Good luck and have fun.

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