6 workout tips to start the year

Get ready to tackle the New Year with our six workout tips that will lead to a happier and healthier you in 2015.

After indulging on turkey, chocolates and wine over Christmas, it’s natural to want to hit the gym and start the year with a clean slate. To look fabulous, all you’ll need is your favourite CND™ polish, a handy bottle of St.Tropez and your regular workout programme; combined with the six tips listed below.

1. Try and exercise 20 minutes a day

A big misconception about going to the gym is that you have to workout for hours to see any change, which can make committing to the gym on a regular basis a struggle; especially when you’re busy running a hair or beauty salon. A 20 minute high intensity interval workout (HIIT) can be just as effective in helping you achieve your goals.

2. Make a workout playlist

Running on a treadmill for 20 minutes every day can get tiresome. To keep yourself motivated and entertained during your workout, create an energetic playlist that will keep you motivated to keep burning those calories.

3. Sleep more

Sleeping is vital to ensure your body fully recovers from your workout. Sleeping for an extended period of time allows your muscles to fully recover and grow, as well as improving your immune system.

4. Change one thing about your diet

Quitting all your favourite food at once can be extreme and unrealistic. It’s ok to have certain cravings as long as you don’t over indulge and maintain a balanced diet. To make the change to a healthier diet, pick one unhealthy item per week to give up and you’ll soon look and feel great.

5. Drink more water

Drinking water and staying hydrated is an important factor in fitness, weight loss and healthy skin. Drinking more water can easily replace any unhealthy snacking habits, so rather than reaching for another chocolate, grab the water bottle instead.

6. Write it down

By writing down your goals, fitness regimen and diet plans, you’ll have a clear action plan in place to help you achieve your objective, rather than working out aimlessly in the gym or rummaging in the fridge for food.

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