With so much advice available and new science developing; it can seem daunting when trying to figure out how to achieve our fitness goals. Whatever your workout style or whichever exercises you’re using; you’ll want to follow these top tips to maximise your workout:
You’ll only be making life harder if you forget the basics – stick to them though and you’ll benefit so much. Get enough sleep and stay hydrated, your body can’t work out effectively or repair itself post-workout without a good amount of shut-eye and high levels of hydration.
Set realistic goals:
If you want to succeed you need to learn to set realistic personal goals; there’s no point in aiming to be at the top of Everest by next week. Break down your ultimate goal into manageable chunks – that way you will see results faster and reward yourself more often. The more mini-goals you manage, the more impetus you will have to reach the big one.
We’re not suggesting you turn into Serena Williams but it’s great to workout with a friend. If you know each other’s goals you’ll cheer each other on and try to out-do each other – in a friendly way!
Keep it simple:
Get a routine and stick to it. Don’t have too many complicated components which you’re likely to get hassled by.
Make the switch:
Take the stairs not the lift, switch to skimmed milk, get off the bus one stop early and walk the rest of the way. Everyone has a few tiny things they can change for the better and these all add up to a healthier you.
Don’t beat yourself up:
You will have blips and make mistakes – it’s a marathon not a sprint – don’t dwell on it or use it as an excuse to quit – dust yourself off and get back on the horse.
Always have set rest days and find the little rewards where you can. All work and no play…