The five biggest barriers to exercise are revealed in a new survey by Matalan – and they certainly ring a few bells with me.
Luckily, personal trainer Hollie Shillito is on hand to solve these problems in a few quick and easy steps.
1. I don’t have time
Hollie says: Include it in your day. Walk, run or cycle to work if you can and take the stairs rather than the escalator. You could even get off a stop earlier on the tube and walk the extra bit. When you take long calls, stand up instead of sitting.
Exercising is about priorities - how much do you want to rock your bikini, run that 10k or lose that belly fat? Get up an hour or even just half an hour earlier - many gyms open very early and most classes start from 6:30am. Mornings are getting lighter now so you can go for a walk or run before work.
Evidence shows exercise doesn't have to be done for long periods of time - bouts of ten minutes throughout the day all count toward the weekly 2.5 hour target. You can use high intensity interval training (HITT) or circuits to get hit the most muscles and get the biggest benefit.
2. I don’t find exercise fun