As the New Year is upon us some of us have thought about getting fit. Many of us may have over indulged over the festive period with a lot of food and alcohol. Exercise is important for healthy joints and our well being. Below is a guide to kickstarting the New Year:

1) Have a goal – whether it’s to feel more flexible, lose weight, begin a new sport, it is essential to have a target to keep you motivated and keep you on track to enable you to succeed.

2) Enjoy the activity – it is important to find something you enjoy as you are more likely to stick to it and incorporate it as a lifestyle change.

3) Plan – try and set realistic goals to ensure steady progression to get to where you want to be. If you try to have an unrealistic plan you can become frustrated if the goals are not met or worse can lead to injuries.

4) Advice – if you are starting out on a fitness journey, you are like to have poor conditioning and may not know how to get started in and an effective way to prevent injuries. If you have recently joined the gym I would suggest having a few personal training sessions to allow you to perfect techniques and form.

So if you have a goal in mind follow these steps to ensure you get the best out of the year ahead with a fresh start – New Year, New me! This is why we aim to be the best Osteopaths in Hertfordshire.

by Anita Singadia, Osteopath