My top tips for getting started with exercise

Want to do more exercise but anxious about getting started? Read on.

Last month, I wrote on this blog about the benefits that regular, enjoyable exercise has had on my own mental health and wellbeing and it’s fair to say that this is something I’m pretty evangelical about.  That’s before you get me started on the myriad potential physical benefits.  For me, exercise is such a big part of my life that I cannot imagine my world without it, however I know that this is not the case for everyone and studies have shown that most women of my age do not regularly participate in moderate physical activity.  As a personal trainer and someone who believes so passionately in the power of exercise to help the body and mind, I am always looking for ways of getting women to become involved in sport and exercise and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the barriers to getting started and how these can be overcome.

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Running Every Day: Let’s Talk About Mental Health & Exercise

This January, I took part in the R.E.D. January Challenge for Mind, the Mental Health Charity.  R.E.D. is a handy acronym for Run Every Day and the idea is that, for the month of January, you do exactly that, to raise awareness and support for mental health, by promoting the positive power exercise can have on our minds and wellbeing (and hopefully obtain a little bit of sponsorship in the process to help further this fantastic cause).Continue reading