If you have made the time to exercise it makes sense to get the most out of it. Make every minute count and get the best results with our top tips.
Make a playlist. Choose music that energises you and makes you feel strong. Listen to this on your way to your activity and whilst exercising.
A 2006 study showed that whilst listening to music participants on a treadmill moved faster and travelled further without getting tired.
Try interval training. Some studies have shown that short bursts of intense exercise can have the same benefits as a longer workout.
Research shows that alternating between eight seconds of high-intensity exercise and 12 seconds of lower intensity exercise for 20 minutes, three times a week led to more weight loss than working out at a steady pace for twice as long.
Use weights. Having strong muscles can help prevent injury and help you move better in day-to-day life. It also helps improve bone density and prevent osteoporosis. Strength training can also help your heart health by lowering blood pressure, combined with cardio activities it's a great way to maintain your body.
Hydrate. Water helps fuel our muscles so drinking before, during and after exercise will boost energy levels and may help prevent cramps.
It takes time to hydrate so drink though the day before your activity and remember to top up afterwards.
Nutrition. It's important to have the right nutrition to get your body to do the job you want. If you skimp on nutrition, you can reduce muscle mass, lower bone density and lose energy. None of which is great if you want to exercise!
Include slow-release carbohydrates like whole-grain bread and pasta and rebuild after a workout with protein such as beans, eggs and low-fat meats.
A great way to add nutrients to your diet is to include one of our superfood juices into your daily routine. Packed with vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids they can give you the energy you need to complete your workout.