Exercise motivation

Ah, exercise. For so many of us, it’s just not our friend. We can’t seem to find the time, the desire, the motivation. There’s always an excuse – I need more sleep, it’s cold, it’s dark, it’s raining, I’ve got more important things to do. But what’s more important than your health? If you want to live a long, happy, healthy life, then making time for a little exercise is smart. Start by making it so easy that you can’t make excuses not to do it. And if you need some motivation, have a look through this selection of advice and ideas.

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Beginner’s breakthrough

It’s never too late to take that first step towards...

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How to start exercising when you don’t like...

Exercise sucks when you’re not in great shape. There’s really...

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Back to work, back to fit

Four tips to put an effective fitness routine in place. Returning...

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Variety is the spice of life

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley adds more variety to your Kick-start...

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Resistance band exercises

Healthy Food Guide fitness expert Sarah Cowley is full of...

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How to eat for exercise when...

To maximise your performance and recovery time for various activities,...

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Exercise for best results

Whether you want to lose weight, reduce stress, get active...

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Ask the experts: Best time to exercise

Q: "When is a good time of day to exercise...

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Staying motivated to exercise in winter

Has the cold weather become your get-out-of-exercise excuse? Kathleen Alleaume...

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Guide to sports drinks

Sports drinks were developed to help athletes doing high-intensity exercise...

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Embracing exercise as your weight loss ally (Part...

We know all the benefits of exercise… weight loss, healthy...

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Common exercise problems

Many people get cramps in their calves or feel sick...

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What counts as exercise, and what exercise counts?...

In part 2 of our series 'Embracing exercise as your...

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At-home exercises to boost muscle mass

Finding it hard to get up those stairs? Follow these...

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Exercise during pregnancy

If you've always been active, pregnancy is no reason to...

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Ask the experts: Exercise nutrition

HFG nutritionist Claire Turnbull answers your questions.Q: I exercise intensely...

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Exercise for weight-loss: Getting started

Follow this exercise plan to increase your activity level. If you...

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What's new in exercise trends

While the skipping rope is a simple exercise tool, the...

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Exercise for older people

As we age it's normal to lose muscle and gain...

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Ask the experts: Returning to exercise

Q: "It has been quite a while since I've been...

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Snacking and exercise

If you are exercising for long periods of time, choosing...

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Hydration for exercise

Water, sports drinks, 'energy' drinks and coffee - which is...

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