We’re now well into January, and with it, our New Year’s resolutions.
Undoubtedly, many of these will be based around losing weight or doing more exercise – in fact, according to BUPA the top three resolutions are:
Changing your lifestyle completely at the stroke of midnight on 31st December can be difficult – and most people (up to 80%) give up their resolutions by the time February comes around.
However, we’re here to help your staying power with some new year’s resolution tips for success.
Make sure you don't overdo it with an unachievable resolution.
If you haven't exercised since jogging for the number 245 bus in July last year, then aiming to make use of your shiny new gym membership for five days a week from January 1st is going to be near impossible to maintain.
Instead, start small. If exercise is a brand-new concept, commit yourself to one or two sessions a week.
When you start feeling the benefits and get past the initial shock to the system, you will begin to actively enjoy working out and can begin to increase your frequency. By that point, you can already give yourself a good pat on the back!
2. Recover well with CurraNZ - so there's no excuse to miss the next session!
An essential part of a regular exercise routine is recovery.
However, the aching that we experience after running, lifting weights and doing something physical for the first time can make it easier to say “no thank you” on our next scheduled work-out.
Therefore, it is crucial to recover well.
From making sure you’re properly hydrated (replenishing any lost fluids lost during exercise), to stretching and using a foam roller, will all make a difference to your post-exercise soreness.
Then, there's your secret weapon - CurraNZ.
Shown to halve post-exercise muscle soreness and accelerate recovery three-times faster, our purple blackcurrant beauties are the perfect exercise companion to raise your game - and enjoy consistency that fast recovery brings.
The antioxidants and blood flow-promoting functions will help you get back on the trails or in the gym sooner - in fact, it's so effective, we offer a money-back guarantee if you don't feel a difference to your recovery.
3. Phone a friend
One of the best things you can do to stick to your new task – whether eating well, doing more exercise, or anything – is to find a buddy to take it on with. Not only do you have each other to support when things are getting tough, but competitive nature will kick in. You don’t want to be the first one to break do you!?
If you’re the first of your friends or family to take on the challenge, don’t let this stop you. Sign up to a class. Not only can the other attendees and trainers act as your support, but you might end up making new work-out buddies along the way.