Self care week is all about you, but what have you been doing to stay happy and healthy? One of the main reasons that people point out as adding value to their lives is regular exercise. Doctors recommend it and thankfully the world has taken note and many people regularly train every single day, but if you are unsure of where to start then there are easy ways that you can begin slowly incorporating fitness into your daily life, even while you are at your desk at work or at home watching television. It really is that easy.

Physical fitness is important because it reduces your risk of developing diseases and improves your quality of life. Physical fitness increases your cardiovascular health, respiratory function and longevity. It promotes strong bones, muscles and joints, and helps maintain a healthy weight. Physical fitness also boosts your immune system, and helps improve your sleep quality, energy levels and mood.

Regular exercise and physical activity can help prevent diseases, such as:

You may think that fitness is only for people who are ‘sporty’ or enjoy going to the gym, but in reality anyone can start at any time, and at any level and you will still reap the health benefits by ensuring that you are physically fit.

If you want more advice about fitness and the relationship between fitness and genetics for the purpose of self care then you can read our article in our Knowledge Hub.

 

How to be more active in your daily life

A major problem for many people today is that we are stuck working in offices and have less time to be active during the day. The average person should be aiming for 150 minutes of aerobic activity such as brisk walking throughout the week, as well as performing muscle-strengthening activities such as weight training another two days, at least, during the week, according to the CDC.

This guideline also exists to show how important it is to stay active and work on strengthening your muscles rather than ‘letting yourself go’. It is also wisea to at least take a break of 10 minutes every two hours during a workday because during longer periods of sitting down your body is in a sedentary state.

Try some of the following to keep you active during the day:

The amazing thing about fitness is that you can do it at any age. You are never too young or too old to start changing your life for the better and incorporating exercise into your life so that you will not only be stronger but also have more energy and be more active. In conjunction with a healthy diet, you will also find that when you exercise you will sleep better at night and be less stressed during the day, ready to attain all of your goals faster and more efficiently.  

 

Exercises anyone can do to stop being sedentary

You go to work, go home, watch television, go to bed, and repeat that same cycle every single day. 

Sound familiar?

If it does, you’re probably not practicing enough self care to keep yourself healthy.

We have come up with a few daily exercises that are neither challenging nor time consuming. Consider them a simple means to get you in the proper mindset of exercising and focusing on increasing your fitness levels.

How DNAFit can help you achieve your fitness goals

Knowing your fitness genetics and how your body responds to certain types of exercises can help you achieve your health and fitness goals faster and more efficiently. With DNAFit’s Diet Fitness Pro 360, you will learn about your body’s:

Through our portal, you'll also be able to access to the world’s first genetically-matched online training system to help you meet your goals in even less time. You can choose one of two exercise programs:

By learning about these you will be able to train better and make the most of our time spent exercising. We all understand that it can sometimes be frustrating when you are putting hours into the gym and not getting the results you desire.

Proven results 

DNAFit put our power/endurance (Peak Performance) algorithm to the test, in a real-world study. Our research found that genetically-matched training, when implemented correctly, can deliver up to three times better results than non-matched training. Download our clinical study to see for yourself!

Genetics do play a key role in our fitness, but our main goal is to get everyone to live healthier, which is the reason why we are aligned with Self Care Week. We want people to make proactive decisions about their health and their lifestyles in order to make positive changes that affect not only the fitness aspect of your health, but your nutrition, mental wellbeing and sleep cycle as well. Together, we can create a future where we are all healthier and happier and living life to the fullest.

Share:

Other Articles

Posted 28 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition

Self Care Week | Why looking after yourself starts with a healthy diet and exercise

We often push our needs down to the bottom of our list of priorities - to the detriment of our health and wellbeing. This week, we’re going to share some simple tips to help you take control of your time and nurture your brain, body and belly.

Read More

Posted 31 Days Ago in: Training

Shedding for the wedding | Fun couples workouts you can do at home

Getting ready to say “I do”? If so, you’re probably looking for easy ways to get in shape for the big day. Our sports scientists have put together a simple, at home couples training plan - because everything is more fun when you do it together.

Read More

Never miss a post!

Get DNAFit's latest content straight to your inbox

We'll send you a monthly blog round-up filled with all our latest posts, eBooks, and special offers.

Start your DNAFit story today...

"I just want to improve my Diet"

Diet Pro

Now Includes MealPlanner

Diet Pro

We’ll help you eat the right way for you, and only you. Focus on nutrition with just our diet markers, supported by dietician coaching & our genetically guided MealPlanner system.

£149

More InfoBuy Now

"I want to improve my Diet & Fitness"

Diet Fitness Pro 360

The New & Improved Fitness Diet Pro

Diet Fitness Pro 360

Eat the right way for you, and only you. Discover your personal genetic profile to make smarter diet choices, supported by qualified dietician coaching & our genetically guided MealPlanner system.

£179

More InfoBuy Now