A lack of motivation is often cited as the reason we decide to skip training sessions, so let us inspire you! With motivational quotes, advice from behavioural psychologists and step-by-step techniques for sticking to your health resolutions, our experts serve up much needed words of wisdom for those moments when your willpower isn’t quite enough.
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Losing weight means achieving calorie deficit. Simply, taking in fewer calories than you burn off. What calorie deficit do we need and how can we make it easier?
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Uni is a time for indulging in freedoms. Plenty of fun, a surprising amount of free time and no supervision. But you need good health to make the most of it.
short runs are fine with outdoor running weather. Trouble is, in winter the treadmill is preferable, but then you have the extra time to get to the gym and back.. It's a challenge on a working day!
I thought I was doing well with 4 runs a week! Seriously, does anyone run every day? Doesn't your body need a rest? Or that's probably just me being lazy!
My amazing friend runs every morning for 20 minutes before her toddler wakes up. She is full of energy and says it' keeps her sane and is time to plan the day too. I, however, struggle with early mornings and can't find the time later. You need to establish the habit.
Being someone who is currently doing dry january I can say it's surprising how you just stop thinking about alcohol and discover new soft drinks to enjoy. I really enjoy a ginger beer (non-alcoholic of course!) or soda and lime. Cheaper too.
be thankful - wise words indeed. Step away from the faked instagram images and rejoice in what you have.
Michael is right - the point is to see alcohol as a treat not a daily habit, let alone an essential. Happily there really are loads of alternative choices now.
Hoorah - my runs will no longer be boring. Why have I never thought of listening to podcasts before? I've only ever plodded along to music. No more!!
I think it's not about never having a glass of red again, just seeing if you can survive a month without alcohol. Then you'll probably be inclined to reduce the amount you drink generally and see a glass of wine as a real treat.
what about a glass of red wine now and then? surely that's meant to be good for you? I think a little alcohol is better than completely abstaining.
I never got back into alcohol after having a baby - children are merciless on hangovers! It is perfctly possibly to have fun on no or a little alcohol. Drunks really are very dull.
loads of new ideas - thank you. I like the sound of lessons in adulting...
Yes to getting out of my comfort zone. I have already signed up for a 5k, 10k and mud run later this year!
What a perfect list to read as I am just needing to get more motivated for my running. Love the sound of Hurdle to motivate me.
Keep yourself positive and you will feel more like working out. It's not all about physical health, if you get low and depressed you won't feel like exercising so keep it all fun.
Yes it's so true that we exercise so much better when we're happy. That's a complete turnaround for me! I will be concentrating on keeping positive and hopefully should feel more like regular exercise this year.
Funny, I've never thought of being grateful for my body before but you're quite right, we are very lucky to have strong healthy bodies and we should be grateful.
it's new year's eve - a small tipple or two is traditional but never mind the calories, getting battered isn't happening, especially not with small kids who will be awake at 6am tomorrow. So a limit has to be done and I'll still have a good time.
I've been reading a book by a journalist who was paralysed in a fall from a horse - you probably know the one. She doesn't lecture but she says that it does annoy her when people with functioning bodies don't look after them. And she's quite right.
I probably do about 120 minutes of 'proper' exercise a week( 4 x 30 runs/weights) so this has me a little worried now as do I need to do more to start reaping benefits? Or does other activities like vacuuming, walking count too?
yes, the abs definitely matter to support the back - trouble is if the abs are weak it can be tricky to strengthen them without causing back problems. Patience needed to build it all up.
It's really hard to get yourself to exercise if you feel low so the best advice I could give is to workout as soon as you can in the day, don't think about it, then keep on doing it and it will become a habit you start to miss.
Best low calorie drink is always gin and tonic plus a squeeze of lime. You just can't beat it, whatever time of year it is.
Does anyone really want to swap their Bailey's for sherry? For me, it's a festive treat that i don't want to consider the calories of.