Did you know? More than 12% of gym members join in January. 80% of those will quit within the first five months and 14% will quit before the end of February. Add to that the likelihood of getting eyeballed by the current membership (56% of current members don’t like New Year’s resolutioners) it’s amazing that we even bother at all, isn’t it?
Whether you’ve had a dry one or a wet one, signed up to a new gym or turned vegan, here are some health and fitness tips on how to keep up the momentum as we head into February and beyond…
Rather than forcing yourself into diets that are difficult to stick to, commit to a few little things such as trying two new vegetables, fruits or healthy recipes each week. Cut back on things that aren’t great for you – fizzy drinks, sugar in tea or coffee (or tea and coffee). You’ll hopefully find that other good habits will soon follow.
Instead of setting overwhelming goals such as going to the gym before work every day, try something more mentally manageable: do one class a week, sign up for Park Run or commit to doing 10 minutes of something every day (sit ups, a quick run, anything you like).
Easier said than done, perhaps, and it’s been clinically proven* that if a human tells another human to “calm down” then it immediately raises both blood pressures by 82%. However, try the Headspace App for 10 minutes each morning and you might find that it sets you up nicely for the rest of the day.
*Not clinically proven in the slightest, but we wouldn’t be surprised.
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