Here are a few tips to get you going!
Keep it simple
It is easy to get overwhelmed by the numbers, especially as technology continues to evolve. Increasing your walk by 5 minutes or aiming for an extra 100 steps per day are simple but effective goals that will improve your fitness. Make sure to talk with an exercise professional if you are interested in how working with heart rate or other measurements can help you, but don’t sweat just keeping it simple!
Keep on track
Whether writing down your total minutes or steps in a journal or having a connected application do to it for you, make sure to keep track of your progress. This will help with setting weekly or monthly goals showing how far you have come from the start. Sometimes life throws us a bad day, so looking at the bigger picture can keep us on track. Try aiming to keep active 5 or 6 days in a week, giving yourself a bit of leeway on those hectic days. (If you do hit 7 that is just a bonus!)
There is no better way to get those numbers up than with family or a friend. Try organising to ‘find your 30’ with someone, in person or sharing your activities after you have finished. Applications like Strava or Garmin Connect allow you to share your activities with friends or family but even keeping it simple and sending a picture to a friend of your steps will keep everyone motivated!
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NQSF Program Coordinator