Your personal best – Exercise

To achieve your personal best regular exercise plays a key role, just remember you cannot out train a bad eating plan. It takes a lot of exercise to make a real difference to body composition which is why an optimal eating plan following the principles of the “Your personal best” series is so important to your success.

Everyday activities like running, cycling, walking is great to keep your heart and lungs in good shape, and will burn some calories. Adding resistance work using bodyweight, dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands, will also help with your body composition goals (Getting Lean or building muscle).

Below are examples that may help you reach your wellbeing goals:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Stair climbing
  • Walking
  • Sprint work
  • Calisthenics (Bodyweight training, there are many apps to guide you)
  • Weight training
  • Training with resistance bands
  • Yoga/Pilates (Many apps and streaming services)
  • Stretching (Many apps and streaming services)
  • Class programme activities (Many apps and streaming services)

If you are new to exercise, coming off a break or trying to make exercise a habit, try to do a little bit every day. 10 minutes exercise every day, is more effective in habit, than 3 longer sessions per week. Then build up from there.

We always recommend talking with your GP or healthcare professional when starting a new exercise plan.

If you are starting a resistance programme remember your muscles need to repair so make sure you do not do consecutive whole-body workouts. There is a great saying among trainers, muscle breakdown happens in your exercise sessions, results take place in the kitchen and when you are sleeping.

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