Celebrity fitness expert, Jane Wake is working with Splenda on a campaign to get women to realise that it's the small Steps that can make a big difference to our health.
Her she shares her tips to help us get more fit.
Rise and shine
Stretching each morning will make a real difference. Sit on the bed, take deep breaths and slowly roll your shoulders back. Stand and stretch arms overhead and picture the new you – you know she’s in there.
Give up the gym
Just saying the words “I have joined the gym” doesn’t work. It’s usually just another journey to factor in to your day. So bring your workout to you such as buying a good 30-minute exercise DVD.
You can dance
Remember your favourite dance track? You’re never too old for a bit of a bop – even just putting a CD on while you are doing the chores will encourage you to work those Muscles more.
Don’t run before you walk
Start off walking briskly for 3 minutes and then running for 30 seconds, and repeat for 20 minutes. These small workouts, taken 3 x a week, will make a big difference to your fitness.
We need incentives and goals to work towards - set yourself small goals that you know you can achieve and when you’ve reached an important milestone – reward yourself with a massage or a new outfit
Fitness should be a pleasure, not a chore, so vary your options - From dance classes to volunteer gardening – find something that means more to you than just fitness
Do it with and for others
There’s no greater motivation than working towards something that will help others. Whether it’s to walk 5km for charity or to get your partner/best friend walking daily – help others to help yourself.
Keep bingo wings at bay – place hands against a wall, body straight, tummy tight and with arms outstretched at chest height. Bend elbows to bring your chest to the wall, between your hands. Lift and repeat x 10 - 15, 3 x week.
This spring, SPLENDA® is launching the ‘Small Steps’ campaign and with the help of an expert panel, will be giving women tips on how to keep going on those tricky resolutions. Style guru Nicky Hambleton-Jones, celebrity fitness expert Jane Wake, life coach Liz Wilde and SPLENDA® nutritionist Kiran Goraya.
For the chance to win a personal style consultation with Nicky, a healthy eating plan from Kiran and a healthy eating cookery class or a personal fitness program with Jane, please visit www.facebook.com/splendaUK or www.splenda.co.uk