Getting fit can certainly be a challenge, but the internet can be a real help and there are wealth of tools available that will help you decide on the right exercise for you, measure whterh it’s working and get some top tips from the experts.
Take a fitness self-assessment
Why not take the fitness self-assessment on NHS Choices? It will tell them whether you are doing enough exercise each week, and what steps you could take to increase your levels of fitness.
Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise and best of all -it’s free! But it can be quite hard getting started, The Couch to 5K programme on NHS Choices can help learners to ge comfortable in no time and you might event like to have a go at it together.
Map a walk around a local area
If walking is more suited to you, then it’s a fantastic way to get the heart pumping! This great website will help learners to map out a walking route, and you can even work out the calories you’ve burnt off and the carbon you’ve saved! Why not map a route the whole group could walk together.
Getting fit online resource prepared by UKonline Centres and adapted by ComCon.
NHS Choices - Help yoursefl get fit
Strength and Flexibility
The NHS Strength and flexibility podcast series helps you get fit without the
expense of a gym or fitness trainer.
Featuring Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, these podcasts talk you through a series of equipment-free exercises
to improve your strength and flexibility. In the videos accompanying the podcast
series each exercise is demonstrated. In this clip, Laura shows you how to do a
standing press-up. Download the series videos and podcasts from iTunes
Loose that Belly
Around 1,000 people a week die from obesity-related conditions.
If you want to get fit and lose the belly, watch this video to see how other men have done it.
Learn more about losing the belly
The Running Clinic
Steven is visiting the running clinic to get tips on how he could improve his
running technique, increase performance and, more importantly, avoid injury.