Revamp your fitness regime

Revamp your fitness regime

If your exercise regime has lost its lustre, we’ve got six ideas to help you put the fun back into fitness.

We all know the benefits of regular exercise which go way beyond what it can do for our bodies. It can feed our energy levels, raise self-esteem, boost the immune system, stimulate the brain and lift anxiety.

However, it’s all too easy to get bored with your exercise routine and find excuses not to get off the sofa! Our useful tips will help you fall back in love with your workouts.

Try something new

If you ate exactly the same thing for dinner every night, you’d soon get pretty bored. Yet, many of us stick to the same thing every time we go to the gym. If you’re a runner, why not try a Zumba session or a few laps of the pool for a change?

Not only will mixing things up keep things interesting, it’s also good for your body to not get ‘too used’ to a certain type of challenge.

Fit exercise into your life

A lot of us fall off the exercise wagon because life’s so busy, so it makes sense to try to incorporate getting fit into your everyday life. Could you take the grandkids swimming when you look after them, for example? Or go for a walk in your lunch break? Scientists have found that sedentary women who start walking briskly for half an hour a day, four days a week, have almost the same low risk of heart attack as women who have exercised all their lives.

Reward yourself

Setting yourself goals and rewarding yourself for achieving them is a great way to pep up your fitness regime. (And, no, we’re not talking a family-sized bar of chocolate here!)

Perhaps when you run that 5km you can treat yourself to some lovely new skincare goodies? The Olay Regenerist range has been specially designed to give you dramatically younger-looking skin.

Exercise at home

If it’s horrible winter weather that busts all your good intentions, how about getting fit without stepping out of your front door?

There’s a huge variety of resources online which enable you to learn from the best personal trainers from all around the world.

Try Yoogaia or Fitness Blender.

WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS? How do you keep your fitness routine fresh? We’d love to hear from you.

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Sharon 26/01/2017

I have tried all sorts of products and always go back to Olay. It's so soft and leaves the skin feeling really pampered. Why switch to something's else when I get all I need from one product.

I love Olay

davinam 27/10/2016

I've used Olay products for as long as I can remember but I haven't tried the regenerist range yet as I find they are considerably more expensive and I hoped I could get away without using them yet. However, now I'm over 40 I think it's time and I need them so I hope I win this. Thanks!

Exercise at home

Megst 25/10/2016

With two children it can be hard to fit in gym time, so I have come up with my own work out at home whether it's lunges while waiting for the kettle to boil or tuning up and down the stairs I try to fit different exercises as I go throughout my day

Mix it up

12/10/2016

I find the gym boring and I tend not to push myself when just doing my own thing so fitness classes are great and there is a great variety. Zumba is another favourite, a great workout and fantastic fun.

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hannas 05/10/2016

I wish i could back on track!! i was very active, walking and running with my dogs for even few h a day and feel amazing, love it,, and now??? i can't move from the couch living with neverending pain after knocked down by car few years back... i really miss my walks :(

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