A beginners guide to exercise


The secret to reaching your target with Scottish Slimmers is getting started. You don’t have to be slim to start but you have to start to be slim! Check out these smart and simple beginners’ tips on taking up exercise:

Don’t keep putting it off. Lots of slimmers say they will start when they lose some weight. Start NOW.

Don’t be a couch potato – it’s too easy to turn on the telly and reach for the crisps. Just think: if you are exercising, you’re NOT eating!

Don’t go crazy and buy lots of gym gear. Get started with some joggers or loose fitting trousers and a t-shirt and if you like it, then treat yourself to fancier exercise gear to celebrate your success.

Leave your inhibitions at the door when you exercise. Whatever age you are, there is something to suit you. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Exercise is a confidence booster and increases your energy so go for it!

Relax and let go – everyone starts somewhere so do as much as you can and you will be amazed how quickly you will begin to improve.

Don’t worry about other people – you are doing exercise for YOU and you are the only person that counts.

Gyms can be off putting places so try an exercise class instead! They are fun, friendly and before you know it you’ve exercised for an hour – and there’s a smile on your face.

Healthy eating and exercise go hand in hand. You’ve made the right choice by joining Scottish Slimmers – now back it up with some exercise and turn your life around.

For more fitness tips and inspiration, get involved in the friendly, motivating chat on the official Scottish Slimmers Facebook page.