If you want to make “moving more, more often” your proirity for 2015, then MoveMe is here to help. Here are our top 3 tips for getting the movement habit to stick:
1) Find something you enjoy
This is absolutely key. If you haven’t yet found a way you like to be active, then make that your first mission. Dedicate the first three months of 2015 to trying at least six activities you haven’t tried before. Do them at least twice. Keep going until you find something! Click here for ideas.
2) Set goals that are within your reach
You didn’t become unfit overnight so don’t expect to change it that quickly either. Start slowly and gradually progress. If you’re usually inactive then exercising twice a week for the first two weeks is enough. Then add in another session each fortnight until you get to the level of exercising that you are aiming for.
You might want to set a long term goal too, perhaps to complete a beginners event later in the year.
“I’m going to go swimming twice a week” is not specific enough. “I’ll go for a swim on Monday and Thursday” is better. If you’re serious about becoming more active, you have to schedule it in and make it happen. Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a session, just do it the next day instead.