Have you wanted to start exercising, but can’t find the motivation and time with your busy lifestyle? You are not alone. Here are 4 useful tips to make that thought a reality.

1. Find something you enjoy

This may take time and a bit of experimenting with different modes of exercise and sports, but exercise has to be something you enjoy in order for it to become a part of your routine and lifestyle. At first, any new activity is going to feel like a chore, but if it’s something you enjoy, over time you will become addicted and wonder how you ever lived without it.

2. Goal setting

Set yourself a goal that you can work towards in that particular exercise or sport. This will help build self esteem and keep you motivated.
e.g. running, sign up for a 5km or 10km run 4 months into the future. 

3. Block off time

Set aside the time to exercise each week like you would with any other important activity. Sit down with your diary and block off time. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do each week to maintain both physical and emotional health.

4. Exercise with a group or partner

Research has shown that people are much more likely to attend sporting activities if it’s part of a group or team. It makes sport not just an activity but a soulful experience that can enrich other aspects of your life.

So there you go, the BIG 5 minus 1 to get yourself exercising this winter.

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