Spring in your step
Wear new gear for an instant motivation boost
Finding the motivation to work up a real sweat, whether that’s going for a morning run or an after-work gym session, can be tough at this time of year when it’s still dark most of the day. The good news is that spring is just around the corner and you can start that season in better shape if you treat yourself to some new workout kit right now. Why? Wearing new exercise clothing can give you the added willpower you need to start moving, and simply putting on your fresh clobber gets you in the right frame of mind for exercise and increases the chances of you training that day, according to research from Northwestern University in the US. So treat yourself to a new top and shorts or leggings – bright colours are good, especially if you’ll be running outside – and put them on first thing Saturday morning to boost your chances of increasing your activity levels.