In aid of National Fitness Day tomorrow we asked the team how they fit fitness into their busy lives?

“I keep active by running several times a week on my own and with a local running group where I am a volunteer run leader. It’s not always easy but I find if I have an event to train for or a virtual challenge it motivates me to get my trainers on and get out! I plan my runs and my routes around the usual family, work, social commitments which vary from week to week. It sometimes means getting up ridiculously early on a weekend or fitting in a quick 5k while my son is at an after-school activity!” Charlotte, HR Advisor

“As a working Mum of two it’s a challenge to find time to stay fit but I have so much more energy when I make time for exercise. I try to squeeze in a long country walk mid-week and then give escape to the gym for a good work out at the weekend whilst the kids are enjoying Daddy time. You can’t beat that post workout feeling.” Laura Hadley, Marketing Coordinator

“I keep fit running around after my one year old and keeping up with getting my two older children to their various activities. After all of that I need time to myself. I enjoy keeping fit and you will quite often find me at the gym at 9pm, after all the kids have been put to bed!

I also like going for walks with my family. One of our favourite local walks is along the greenway with the promise of a coffee shop at the midway point. The older kids love riding their bikes and devouring a hot chocolate at said coffeeshop!” Amy, Managing Director

Six Reasons to Exercise

Exercise helps you:

  1. Reduce your risk of chronic disease
  2. Lose weight
  3. Increase your energy levels
  4. Relax more easily
  5. Improve the quality of your sleep
  6. Feel happier

What do you like to do to keep fit?

Read the Independent’s tips on choosing the right exercise for your age:

For expert advice on encouraging your work force to keep fit and healthy or to discuss any mental health concerns you have about your staff give us a call: 01926 355 560