Has your New Year's resolution of being fit and exercising more fallen by the wayside? Fear not. Just because we’re half way through the year doesn’t mean you have to wait until the next year to get fit and stay healthy.
Here's three tips to get you into the gym and have you hitting your exercise goals in 2016.
Finding the time to exercise is never easy. Between work, a busy social life and that much needed downtime, some people find it near impossible to schedule in a session at the gym.
An easy way to overcome this is to combine your other commitments with exercise. Why not go for a jog with a friend or grab a group of friends for a game of basketball. For the busy worker, swap out your lunchbreak twice a week for a session at the gym or bike ride into work rather than drive.
Alternatively, why not schedule an appointment with a personal trainer at the gym? Not only will you get a monitored session with a trained professional, but you’ll also have a booked commitment that you’ll be obligated to go to.
Exercising is obviously key in weight loss and building muscle. However, it’s just as important to make sure you are supplementing this exercise with the right nutritional maintenance and a suitable recovery method. Without the right nutritional support your results at the gym may be undercut.
One way to overcome this is by using nutrient and protein powders. There has been an explosion in protein powders in the last few years with everyone from the serious gym junkie to the gym newbie using them. Choosing one can be a difficult decision.
Nutrients Direct has you covered in this department. They have a number of supplement powders available in a variety of fitness areas including weight loss and toning, endurance, muscle building as well as sports performance.
Nutrients Directs product range also has additional benefits such as a meal replacement, promoting regularity and reduces muscle cramps. Their online store provides only the finest quality ingredients such as whey, casein and vegetable protein. Nutrients Direct also provides discounts for bulk orders.
Doesn't it seem like everyone you bump into these days is wearing a Fitbit, Apple Watch or Garmin? Wearable fitness tracking is without a doubt the biggest trend in exercise at the moment. These clever devices track everything from calories you’ve burnt, the steps you’ve taken and even your heart rate.
Using this technology is a great way to monitor your progress and allows you to determine if you are getting the best out of your exercise routine. After each exercise session use your wearable’s app to see all the stats and decide if you should have spent a little longer on the treadmill or done a few more chin ups. It’s the perfect post-gym review.
With so many fitness tracking band options on the market, we recommend comparing each of the models to decide which ticks all your monitoring boxes and which, more importantly, feels the most comfortable to wear.