While the idea of exercise may seem daunting to some, the more enjoyable it is, the more likely you are to keep it up. “One of the biggest misconceptions about exercise is that you have to go to a gym to do it, but that’s simply not true,” explains Jacci Allanson, director and head exercise physiologist at Transcend Health in Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia.
“While a gym is a very convenient way to exercise, if you’re doing it just for the sake of it, the chances of you keeping it up long-term are very slim. “The key to staying in shape is settling on something that’s fun to do. “It’s about finding the right activity for you, so it basically comes down to personal interest,” Jacci explains.
The National Physical Activity Guideline has shown that performing moderate to vigorous physical activities (MVPA) for 150 minutes a week can yield significant health benefits. So, get moving for 150 minutes a week and kick start your path to a healthier lifestyle.