Mhairi Hendry’s Top Tips on Getting Active

With Spring fast approaching, many will start to think about spring cleaning their homes and de-cluttering. It is also the perfect time of year to think about re-freshing your fitness routine. Or, if you’ve been putting it off over winter, now is the perfect time to begin.
Getting started on a new exercise routine can be a daunting thought, but it doesn’t have to be. Rising athletics star, Mhairi Hendry who is a 800m specialist,  shares her top tips on getting active so you can set off without a hitch!

1) Find something you enjoy

Exercising can become a dreaded thought so it’s important to find something you enjoy. If you go to the gym one day and feel like it wasn’t for you, don’t give up! Try a workout class or switch up your routine until you find something you look forward to doing. You are far more likely to succeed if you are doing something you actually enjoy.

2) Rope in a friend

Do you have a friend or partner looking to get fit? Get them along to the gym with you, exercising is always easier when you have a little support and encouragement. Plus, you are far less likely to skip that 6:30am workout class if you know there’s someone waiting at the gym for you.

3) Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, take one little step at a time

Sometimes when we are looking to get fit, we have one ‘bad day’ and feel like we’ve totally messed things up. It’s important not to let these days get to you. Not every week will be perfect, and that’s okay – just take it one day at a time and don’t feel guilty if you go off track. Remember, tomorrow is a new day…

4) Set realistic goals, you can always set another goal once the first is reached

It may take some time to get the results you want, which can often leave people disheartened if they are not seeing immediate results. It’s important to break your ultimate goal down into stages, setting lots of smaller goals to help keep you motivated along the way.

5) Take a rest if you need it

People underestimate the benefit of rest. Rest days are an essential part of training, they help your mind and muscles recover so you’re fully prepared to kill it in your next workout. So it’s ok to have a lazy day every now and again and not feel guilty about it!

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