Kick start your fitness regime, with tips from Olympian Eloise Wellings
The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to get moving! Eloise Wellings, an Olympian middle-distance runner, shares her top five fitness tips to help keep you looking and feeling good this summer
- Move in the morning
Getting up and exercising in the morning has several benefits: you’re more likely to be motivated to work out, you’ll work out regularly, and you’ll also burn more fat than if you exercised later in the day. You’ll also find that you’ll sleep better, which may help to regulate your weight.[i]
- Boost your energy
Ubiquinol – a naturally-occurring nutrient which is produced by the body and is an active form of the antioxidant Co-enzyme Q10 – may help to improve your energy levels, which could be flagging after winter.[ii] A daily supplement can help restore a bounce to your step.
- Write it down
If you want to beat your PB, or you’re determined to take part in your first half-marathon, then writing down your goals can help you stick to your fitness routine. Be specific and don’t be afraid to aim high!
- Try something new
Have you ever wanted to go rock climbing, challenge yourself at the barre, or hit the ocean on a stand up paddle board? Summer is the time to head out there! You’re more likely to stick to something if you enjoy it – so there’s no point running the same 5km course if you simply don’t like it. Try something else instead!
- Grab a workout buddy
Meet one of your friends for your morning workout and you’ll reach your goals even quicker. This is because you’ll be less likely to skip exercising if somebody is relying on you, plus you’ll enjoy the hard slog when there’s somebody there to share the pain!