Today’s workout Wednesday is a little less strenuous and a lot more chill.
Just go for a walk. That’s it.
Simply put one foot in front of the other and repeat for as long as you like.
"Walking is a man's best medicine", said Hippocrates. I think he may have been onto something.
Some of the benefits of walking include:
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So that’s 20 minutes to the station, 20 minutes at lunch time and another 20 minutes home from the station. In total that’s a good hour of walkies throughout the day. Not bad eh?
If you’re not very active at the moment, build up your steps or walking time gradually each day.
One step at a time is good walking.
"Can you give me some ideas for a healthy, low calorie snack to satisfy a sweet craving? (Not fruit!)"
🍏Today's question comes from my newest online coaching client🍎
Easy. Fruit. It’s sweet, tasty, full of nutrients and you can buy it everywhere. Grab some bargain apples and pears from that little market stall next to the station. Or pop into M&S and pick up one of those overpriced, beautifully packaged, super convenient fruit salads. But hey, its not just ANY fruit salad!
🍒Oh wait. You said NOT fruit. No problem. Here’s a list of options that are definitely “healthier” than a chocolate bar.🍌
🍿Just be mindful that some snacks marketed as “healthy” options actually have more calories than a Mars bar! Fruit & nut bars and cereals vary wildly in their calorie content so its a good idea to have look at the labels.🧐
And Mars bars are great too. Just not everyday.🍫
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I was slightly perplexed at a response I had recently from a new client. Admittedly, it doesn’t take much to perplex me!
When I take on a client, the first thing I do is ask lots of questions. One of these questions is “Do you have a gym membership and what equipment do you have to train with?” The client’s response was “No gym membership but I will join when I get fitter”.
This got me thinking, wondering and scratching my head. Did they think there was a minimum fitness level to go to the gym, were they worried about not knowing what to do or what others might think? Or that they’d get more value for money if they could use more of the equipment? Did they think everyone that goes to the gym is super fit and that they wouldn’t be able to keep up? I wasn’t really sure. It turned out to be a mixture of all these reasons and a few more.
To get better at a pretty much anything you need to do it. Practice makes perfect or it certainly makes you better. Home workouts are absolutely fine but if you have access to a gym then it opens up a whole load more options.
The minimum standard at every gym I’ve ever been to is that you pay. That’s it. I don’t know of any that require you to pass a fitness test. And as I’ve said before, nobody cares what anybody else is doing in the gym.
There is so much scope, especially at modern gyms, for all abilities, fitness levels and preferences. You’d definitely get your money’s worth. Just go. Simply start. With consistent effort, improve you will.