Top 10 tips for girls

  1. Set short-term and long-term goals. Make them specific and achievable– like 'I’ll walk or jog 10 minutes every day' or 'I will get off the bus/train two stops earlier and walk the rest of the way to school or work'. Avoid saying ‘I want to get fit’ – set out how you are going to get fit.
  2. Make time to be active. If you book it into your calendar, you will more likely stick to it.
  3. Be kind to yourself. New to an activity or sport? start off small and build up gradually. For example, try starting with 15 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. Then next week, increase it to 20 minutes a session and try some other activities.
  4. Set up a schedule with a group of friends. This could be going for a walk, jog, to a dance class or to play sport. This way, you can motivate each other to push a little further and stay on track.
  5. Start at home. You could start getting active by dancing or doing yoga at home using some online instructions.
  6. Track your activity to see how far you have come. It’s easy to forget and is a great way to stay motivated and celebrate your achievement. There are lots of mobile apps for this or you can track it in your journal.
  7. Do something at lunchtime. This could be a fast walk, some yoga or stretches.
  8. Use the stairs. It’s a great way to increase your overall activity. Try running up every flight you come to each day. Wherever you are, always take the stairs instead of the escalator.
  9. Walk! It is one of the easiest ways to get active. Mix up trails to keep things interesting. Don’t avoid the hills!
  10. Use the ad breaks to get some activity in. Try star jumps for one ad, squats or lunges for another, try to hold a plank for the entire break, do some sit ups and push ups. Each time try to get more reps in.

What’s next? You can check out our other tips for getting active, or find an activity, or event near you!

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Page last updated: 04 Mar 2017