Simple and gentle exercises to help you get fit in 2024
With the Christmas break in the rearview mirror, many might start looking at getting fit in 2024 and with the cost of living crisis still raging on, you don’t need to be spending big bucks at the gym – but instead a few simple and gentle exercises to get you back fighting fit.
Sandy Macaskill is the co-owner and master trainer of Barry’s UK, the fitness studio famed for its HIIT workouts and celebrity fans.
He spoke to Metro.co.uk suggesting getting into the right mindset is a great start.
‘Just getting into the right mindset to do some exercise is more than half the battle,’ he says. ‘But you’ll feel better for it once you get the blood flowing.’
He has put together some exercise tips that require minimal effort – but will still get those endorphins flowing.
‘Anyone can do the following regardless of fitness or how much Christmas cake you’ve scoffed,’ he adds.
- Make sure you’re hydrated. Not exactly new advice, but nevertheless essential. A pint of water will wake you up and put you in the mindset to do something productive.
- Have a gentle jog. Now you’re outside in the cool air, the alcohol induced drowsiness is slipping away. Don’t go crazy, just get the blood flowing with a gentle jog or even a brisk walk.
- Throw some squats and push ups in. May as well, right? Pick two trees or lampposts or something to use as markers and walk, jog or run between them. At one end do 10 pushups, the other do 10 squats. Repeat all the way down to 1 each.
- Have a little sprint. Get the endorphins going before you head back inside by having a couple of short, sharp sprints. Just something to get the heart rate up, and generate a few sweat marks you can proudly show off to the rest of the family.