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Everyday Fitness in Everyday Life

Everyday Fitness - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeMany people think that getting fit involves putting on lycra and spending hours in the gym. Fortunately it really doesn’t have to be like that!

The goal here is to disguise exercise. Do activities that you enjoy like walking the dog, gardening and walking around the shops at a fast pace. The NHS recommendations are that if you want to get fit but don’t have much time, start by changing the way you do simple things.

Forget the car for short journeys, walk or cycle instead, and if you get a bus or train get off one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way. Use the stairs instead of the lift or escalator, or try a few exercises while watching TV. Do housework at a faster pace, or go for a walk in your lunch break. Even 10 minutes a day is better than nothing. So many people say they don’t have time for exercise but that’s a pretty poor excuse. Everyone has time to jog on the spot for 5 minutes in a day!