What activity should I do?
Anything that gets you moving on a regular basis! This may involve starting out with three 30-minute walks a week for one person and three spin classes and two weights workouts for another. This depends on what your goals are as well as what’s convenient and realistic for you. Ideally a combination of activities that help improve flexibility, cardio fitness and strength is best. It’s equally important you choose to include activities that you like along with people whose company you enjoy; this way you will be more inclined to keep on track. Here are some examples of activities along with a few extra guidelines to
help point you in the right direction:
If you plan on joining a gym, research your options. Make sure it’s close by, financially viable, and you like the energy of the place.
If you want to include weights in your routine and don’t have previous experience with resistance exercise, hire a trainer for a few sessions to teach you correct technique and give you guidance as to what exercises are appropriate for you. You may prefer to work out at home, in which case a good option would be to follow some online workouts.
If you love music and dancing, sign up to a 10-week salsa course – there’s 10 weeks of commitment right there! Alternatively, if you prefer to play sport, sign up for a season.