Hello everyone, thank you for being here and reading my weekly tips.

This week, I want to chat with you about why everyone should exercise, the importance of this and why exercise doesn’t have to be what you think it might be.

Many people only start prioritising exercise when there is a fat loss goal connected to it.

You see, when it comes to fat loss, exercise only makes up a very small part of the picture and it’s actually your nutrition that matters most.

So, if we put that goal aside, it’s important that everyone, no matter what stage of life, considers being active but being active might not be how you think it needs to be.

Exercise is so important for our health, I'm sure you’ve heard this many times before but what if I told you that you could add years onto your life by doing more exercise, amazing right?!

Not only that, you will be able to live longer more independently.

If you are anything like me, I will be forever determined to carry all my shopping bags to the house in one go but I also aspire to be able to still be climbing stairs, getting in and out of the bath and fit enough to run after my future grandchildren but it’s often things we never consider when we start thinking about exercise.

We often associate exercise as being something crazy; involving lots of star jumps and burpees, jumping and causing high impact to our joints - this is where we get it wrong! It isn’t.

And good news, you don’t need to do this if you want to start getting active.

Being active looks like taking the stairs, parking the car further away, gardening, doing a good furious clean, a home workout, dancing, or simply going for a nice daily walk.

So this week, I’d like to challenge you to think about your current activity levels.

Can you take an extra 15 minute walk per day this week?

Can you park the car further away when you nip to the shops?

How about taking the stairs instead of the lift?

It’s these small changes that really help and all add up, after all your future self depends on it.

I would love to answer any questions you have so please get in touch via robyndrummondfitness@hotmail.com or on any social media channel at 'Robyn Drummond Fitness'.

See you next week!