The kids have gone back to school, giving you time for yourself. Now is the time to establish an exercise routine for the year ahead.
1) Put on you runners and go out for a walk or a gentle jog to get you started. Always listen to your body, don’t push it too much early on, or you may aggravate some niggles.
2) All the fine weather meant that you spent a lot of time wearing light shoes or flip flops over the last few months. Because your feet haven’t been properly supported all summer, take your time to allow your body to re-align now that you’re wearing different footwear.
3) It’s always nice to have the support of a class to help you get started, so look into some morning or afternoon Pilates, yoga, or aqua aerobics in your locality.
4) If you can’t get out during the day, factor in some time at night. Make sure you have some high visibility clothing – either a vest or an arm band will do the trick. Stick to the street lights and walk with a friend for added security – and company!
5) If the kids are home sick or there is a downpour outside, you can always do some core strength exercises on a mat or a towel on your kitchen or living room floor. Exercises such as sit ups, knee press ups, squats, lunges, and leg lifts on your side can all be done quite comfortably. Put on some music and see what you can do!