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Creating Healthy Habits

The more we move, the better we feel – but sometimes keeping up momentum when trying out a new exercise routine or sport can feel like a challenge.

Try small things to create healthy habits that work for you, here are a few ideas:

  • Create a plan: Follow a manageable training plan, for example Couch to 5K is an easy-to-follow training plan for those interested in taking up running from a beginner level.
  • Try a home workout – get your heart rate up from the comfort of your own home. Why not choose from one of Sports Wales’ easy to follow home-workout videos.
  • Do it with a friend – make a plan to go on a walk with a friend or loved one and pass the time catching-up as well as getting some daily or weekly movement in.
  • Book a class in advance – having something pre-planned in the diary will help you commit to your exercise goals.
  • Make a plan around your schedule and availability – are you a morning or an evening person? Plan your exercise in for when you have the most time and energy during the day.
  • Book or attend a local sporting event – this could be as part of a SMART goal you have set yourself, or just for fun – the choice is yours!

Public Health Wales has more tips and tricks on how to motivate yourself to exercise.

Additionally, Run Wales offers suggestions and advice on keeping up motivation.