Fit to tackle a new year
Jan 9 2010 by David Fairlamb
DAVID FAIRLAMB helps you hit your health and fitness goals.
FOR many of you getting your body into a routine of eating and exercising correctly is the key to succeeding with your New Year’s resolutions.
The harsh reality of the festive excesses has probably hit home. That’s all in the past now, so look positively ahead with your new goals and outlook for 2010.
If weight loss is one of your goals, check my healthy meal option each week alongside the super food and fitness schedule.
Here are this week’s training options. Remember they are a guideline and can be adapted to go within your own training programme or you can simply pick certain sessions or exercises to do, every individual is different with their own goals and ideas of what they want to achieve.
Always make sure you warm up before each workout and cool down and stretch after.
Longer workout, 45-60 minutes
If you do your training outside, hopefully the wintry conditions will have subsided enough to allow you to get back to normal. Aim for a long session of up to 60 minutes. Within the session put three five-minute periods where you work hard. Remember to work within your own capabilities but be disciplined enough to work at a much higher pace.
If you are just starting a fitness regime, 45 minutes easy pace, which may be just a walk or cycle, is fine. Work at a tempo where you are just slightly out of breath but can still talk comfortably.
If it is icy you can always use the beach!