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Tip 4-Work Hard. If you are strolling along, chatting with a friend,pootling around in the pool, going along gently on your bicycle, then, although these activities are good for you, they are not enough to make you fitter or thinner. When exercising you MUST be working at a level that challenges your body, and only by working at this level will you take your body into overload and cause it to change and adapt. That is to say, GET BETTER!!
So you need to be pushing reasonably hard, and getting breathless and sweaty. A good test is your breathing. At 60% of you maximum heart rate, you will be forced to breathe through your mouth, and talking will be possible but not a pleasure. If you can’t talk at all then you are going a bit fast, so slow down a tip. You also need to be doing this for 20 minutes, 3 times a week. If you really can’t motivate yourself then we can always get you a personal trainer to bully (sorry, encourage) you into doing it the correct way!