We asked Rob Currie of Aberdeen Grammar Rugby Club for a few tips for those of us who need to get back to exercising after a lazy summer…
Stay hydrated Try to drink 2.5 to 3 litres of water per day and take a water bottle with you when exercising for more than 30 minutes.
Refuel after your session Aim to eat within 30 minutes post exercise to fuel your body’s repair and recovery system.
Stretch Make time to stretch regularly during your week and after exercising. I promise you will feel great!
Sleep Try to get 7 hours of sleep a night. This will improve your energy levels and general mood.
Try everything in moderation Don’t completely exclude anything from your diet, and allow space for treats.
Enjoy exercising Try new types of exercise to keep interest and motivation. Sometimes you just need to find a form of exercise you really enjoy. There are new classes every season and lots of new facilities, so if you haven’t exercised for a while, now’s a good time to explore the options.