Let’s start with the little steps to take a big leap forwards into the New Year.
Losing weight, walking a 5km, running a marathon or simply being ‘more healthy’ are just examples of goals we set ourselves when January 1st arrives but sticking to those ‘resolutions’ can be hard.
As humans we all have ways of achieving goals we set ourselves and none of us work in the same way meaning keeping on track of our goals can be challenging.
The current government guidelines suggest that adults should…
- Aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none, and more is better still.
- Do strengthening activities that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on at least 2 days a week.
- Do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week.
- Reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity.
You can also achieve your weekly activity target with:
- Several short sessions of very vigorous intensity activity
- A mix of moderate, vigorous and very vigorous intensity activity
You can do your weekly target of physical activity on a single day or over 2 or more days. Whatever suits you.
These guidelines are also suitable for:
- disabled adults
- pregnant women and new mothers
Make sure the type and intensity of your activity is appropriate for your level of fitness. Vigorous activity is not recommended for previously inactive women.
To help achieve your goals writing down short and long term goals can be helpful so we’ve attached an activity planner from the CSP which can be used to help you do this.
And don’t forget, we are also here to help.
We have classes for Lower Limb Strength on a Tuesday and Thursday morning, Core Strength on a Friday and Exercise for the Older Person on a Thursday morning. Classes start from £7.50 and are open to all!
Give us a call 01189462299 for more information.