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Top Tips

NHF's 10 top tips for getting and staying physically active

1. Get Moving.

Take the stairs instead of the lift, Walk short journeys you have to make, get off the bus a stop early.

2. Start slowly and build up.

Don't try to do too much too soon. Instead, take a gradual approach, and build up your activity routine as you become fit.

3. Stuck for time?

Only two bouts of 15 minutes of exercise can make the difference.

4. Desk exercises.

While seated, perform some exercises to help strengthen and tighten your muscles.

5. Do things you enjoy.

You are more likely to stick with exercises that you find fun.

6. Find a partner.

People who exercise with a partner or group are more likely to stay on track.

7. Drink plenty of water.

Good hydration before, during and after exercise is essential to your wellbeing.

8. Write it down.

An exercise diary can help you chart your progress and provide motivation on those days that you just don't feel like getting off the couch.

9. Reward yourself.

Set yourself weekly exercise goals and reward yourself with a new book, massage etc. at the end of the week if you have achieved these.

10.Play those funky tunes.

Exercising to your favourite songs can helps keep you motivated.

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