Fitness

FitnessFit for the fun of it!

We’re always hearing that regular exercise is an important part of keeping healthy and feeling well. But it’s also important that exercise doesn’t become a chore or another of those dreaded tasks we feel we have to do.

Twenty minutes 3 times a week is all you need. And if you’re a woman going through the menopause, bone health and weight-bearing activity has to be a top priority. Here are a few tips to help you get your workout quota while having so much fun you’ll forget you’re even exercising:

Walking

At a brisk pace head off into the country, round local parkland or simply take to the streets for 20-30 minutes.

Dance

There’s a great revival going on so grab some comfy shoes and sign up for ballroom dancing, line dancing or even belly dancing. Get off the bus 2 stops early or park your car a short distance from your destination – a great way to get to know the neighbourhood too.

Gardening

Weeding, pruning, mowing etc., all of this is good exercise. Just remember to take care of your back.

Volunteer

Check with your local council to see how you can help others while getting so much back.