Diet can and does do wonders for your health, but to be the total package , you need to get moving.
Exercise improves digestion, mood, skin, helps you fight off infections and so much more.
If you are groaning right now, believe me , I have been there. The couch is a truly inviting piece of furniture that is practically a crime to have to leave.
But , leave it we must . Exercise of some type is vital if you are going to be truly healthy so it's time to grieve for your couch potato days and go forth !
Here are my top 3 tips to get you moving
Ready , Steady , Go!
No need to sign away your first born for a gym membership or humilate yourself at the local football team training night (been there ...)
Look for ways to move. Go up and down the stairs a few times, walk to the end of the road and back, get up and do something at each advert break instead of fast forwarding. Chase the dog/kids around the garden or park (make sure it's your dog or kids though, else you could find yourself in a bit of bother).
Whatever it is, all movement counts – science is telling us sitting for hours is the new killer on the block
Steady does it
Deciding to exercise every day from a couching start is a recipe for disaster. Instead, commit to one day a week and do that until it's a habit, then increase to 2 days a week and go from there
Roll up Roll up
Sign up for an event , even better if it's for charity . The fear of humiliation at the very least will spur you on to train for it. You will hate it (and possibly me ), but you will do it.