1 in 4 of us aren’t doing enough exercise | Here’s what you can do about it

1 in 4 of us aren’t doing enough exercise | Here’s what you can do about it

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A recent report from WHO has revealed that more than ¼ of the world population aren’t getting enough physical exercise – that’s about 1.4 billion of us! 

Not getting enough exercise can increase the risk of health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, so it is vital to ensure you’re keeping active. 

Here are our top tips for adding more physical activity to your day. 

Do it with a friend

You’re a lot more likely to stick with it if you have someone else there for accountability – plus it’s a lot more fun. 

If you can’t drag your friend along with you, heading to a gym class is a good way to meet likeminded people and means you don’t have to train alone. 

Plan in advance

Pack your gym bag the night before and set a date in your diary. If you plan your workout the day before, you’re more likely to stay motivated and a lot less likely to come up with excuses. 

No more ‘I can’t gym after work today, I forgot my kit’.

You don’t have to go to the gym

Keeping fit doesn’t have to mean spending hours and hours in the gym – just taking the stairs rather than the lift or going for a walk on your lunch break can help increase your physical activity levels and hit the recommended 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. Check out our post on exercise that doesn't feel like exercise, if you're looking for some inspiration. 

If you want something a little more vigorous but still don’t fancy the gym, joining a sports club or going for a swim are great ways to keep fit and healthy. 

Treat yourself

Treating yourself to a new gym outfit you feel good in will motivate you to get out and show it off... plus there's no better feeling than throwing on some fresh gym gear before your workout!

Don’t underestimate the power of good gym wear. 

What are your top tips for keeping active?

Do you love the gym or are you more of an outdoor lover?

Let us know in the comments.


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