If the colder days and darker nights are discouraging you from getting active outdoors, try these three ways to exercise in your living room • Start with a gentle warm up that works the muscles you’re about to use. Perform exercises carefully and with control to avoid injury. •
Make the most of ad breaks to perfect basic moves such as squats, lunges, press-ups, mountain climbers and sit-ups. • Get creative with your ‘equipment’ – soup cans double up as light weights, a pair of tights can be used as a resistance band, and a non-slip chair is ideal for tricep dips.
Try the NHS Strength & Flex podcast or our very own 10-minute workout for beginners – visit bbcgoodfood.com/exercisefor-free to find out more.