3. Go flat out for short bursts of time. Just a few minutes of HIIT – high intensity interval training – can build strength and fitness in one go. Try doing six 30-second bursts of intense cycling, running or rowing with 30 seconds of recovery time between the sprints twice a week.
4. Track your daily activities – either by writing them down in a diary or using a fitness gadget such as Fitbit, Garmin or Jawbone that logs your activities.
5. Exercise with a partner. Training with someone else boosts motivation, makes exercise more enjoyable, helps you work harder, reduces the chances of skipping sessions and helps you stick to your fitness regime.