Posted on 25 Mar 2016
Just Do Something
It's estimated that our ancestors were 5 times more active than we currently are today. They would travel tens of kilometres a day to hunt and collect food. Nowadays we don't have to leave our desk at work to eat a highly processed sugary lunch. Many clients during my initial consultations focus on the exercises they can't do or the time they don't have to exercise in or the space they don't have to train in. My response to this is "do what you can with what you have and progress it each day".
If you have 5 minutes in the morning and that is your only free time then do 5 minutes. Of what? Whatever you like, put on some music and just move. I remember one client on the course who wanted to lose weight and be more active as she went into retirement. She currently does aqua aerobics once a week. Is aqua aerobics going to give her a massive fat loss potential? No. But is it going to get her more active? Yes. Does she love the class? Yes. Is she having fun with exercise? Yes. Is she making friends that she is now meeting up with outside of the gym and doing more active things? Yes.
Get into that habit of moving. We don't move anymore. We live in a box. Take the stairs at work, walk at lunch time, go to the supermarket instead of ordering online. Little actions that make big changes.
Special blog post editorial from one of our FitFarms Health and Fitness instructors.
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