Being more active doesn’t need to mean paying for expensive gym membership, if you’re looking to increase your physical activity there are lots of different options available.
Smart Phone Apps
There are some great workout apps available for your smartphone which don’t need to cost the earth! The Couch to 5K app from NHS Choices is a good free download to try. You can also download diet plans and free recipe books for hints and tips on the go
Use the great outdoors
This doesn’t need to mean going for a run! Using local parks and outside spaces to up your daily steps to the recommended 10,000 can be a great way of getting more active increasing your vitamin D levels and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Why not consider joining a local walking group or start one with your friends. Mix it up by taking different routes or visiting different places and planning a walk.
Healthy Peterborough offer a FREE walking group every Tuesday, for more information call us on 0800 376 56 55.
Alternatively, you can find information about a variety of walking groups here
Cheap DVDs can be picked up in local charity shops or from swapping with friends to keep your interest and keep challenging yourself. You can also now access a whole host of different tutorials and videos on YouTube.
Use Home Equipment
You can buy cheap home equipment online from places such as Amazon although keep an eye on local buy and sell sites and car boots where even cheaper pre-loved equipment can be found. Skipping ropes and weights can be great tools to improve your fitness at home.