Get fit with DPT

Exercise can be a time-consuming affair for people who lead demanding lives. Some merely use it as an excuse to dodge their personal fitness responsibilities, but others really do face a dilemma. Successful business people often do not have much time for proper workouts. And whenever they do have the time, they usually don't feel up to it.

It is a fact of modern life that time equals money.... no doubt about that! However, time also equals health! Let's face it, our health is a priceless commodity.

Fortunately research suggests that exercise does not have to take up much of your day. Moderate activities done at intervals throughout the day can be as beneficial as demanding, serious workouts. DPT has created a range of programs to suit busy professionals in the city. Try the following tips from DPT to fit more exercise into a busy day:

Get Serious.

Make a commitment to your personal health. Fitness is a responsibility, and exercise is an act of self-respect. You owe it to yourself, your family and your employer. One day, when you retire, your career achievements will soon be forgotten, but your health and fitness will remain a joyous part of your life. Contact DPT today and get real about your health.

Set Goals.

Goal-setting is your road map to success. You won't take on a new project without a proper business plan, would you? The same principle applies to your fitness program. Set short, intermediate and long-term goals and make sure these goals are realistic and attainable. For example, your short term goal may be to attend an extra DPT group training session a week, while a long-term goal would be to lose a certain amount of weight or participate in a corporate fun run. It is important to remember that goals can change.

Get Organised.

Many busy people get so caught up in meetings and deadlines that they forget to fit in any physical activity at all. Some even forget to eat! Why not schedule a daily appointment with yourself. Make notes in your diary a week in advance. See the DPT timetable available online and book yourself into a few sessions a week in advance. Not only is this a precaution incase they get filled up, but it also ensures you are prepared to dedicate that hour of the week to your health and wellbeing.

Surprise Yourself.

Your fitness program does not have to be a highly organised, structured affair. In addition to your training with DPT do whatever you can whenever you can, as long as you do it on a regular basis. Short bits of exercise can be just as effective as long workouts. Traditional recommendations stated that people had to exercise continuously for at least 30 minutes at least three times a week to obtain health benefits. More recent recommendations state that short bouts of activity of at least 10 minutes each, several times a day, can be just as effective. Try to accumulate 30 minutes or more a day of moderately strenuous activities, such as walking, cycling, housework or gardening, on most days of the week. It all adds up in the end!

Don't Give Up.

If you skipped a workout, because you had an urgent matter to attend to, don't give up. You can always make up for it tomorrow. Fitness should not be an all-or-nothing affair! DPT understand this and have sessions running almost everyday.

Have Some Fun.

Enjoyment is a powerful stimulus to continue an activity. Bring some fun into your workouts. Exercise does not have to be dull and dreary. Ask a friend to join your DPT group training session or you can even arrange to work out in pairs whenever you like. Why not make weekend exercise a family affair with the Summer Beach Crawl Challenge? It's not only a great way to exercise and reduce your stress levels, it also adds up to quality time with the people love.

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