Our Body Step instructor Irma shares her top three fitness tips. #fitness #bodystep

Our Body Step instructor Irma shares her top three fitness tips.

Remember to enjoy yourself! This is our last tip as a part of our HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR series! We hope you achieve your health and fitness goals for 2014. Remember, each step forward (however small or large) is a step forward. Laugh often, push hard (but know your limits) and remember to have fun!

Enjoy the ride because there is no end point.

Stop Sweating the small stuff: The latte that the barista at the cafe butchered, the guy who flipped you the bird on your drive to work—see if you can resolve to let the annoying but insignificant stuff go this year. Yep, that means no more crying over spilled milk! Psychological stress, even in small doses, can cause physical stress in our bodies. Next time something ruffles your feathers, take a deep breath and ask yourself “Is this something worth stressing over?”

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR - DAY Stop Sweating the small stuff: The latte that the barista at the cafe butchered, the guy who flipped you the bird on.

Keep a gratitude journal: Gratitude journals have been proven to reduce stress levels which, in turn, can help you develop those abs you’ve always been after. Simply write down 6 things that you are grateful for each day. They can be as simple as being grateful for your delicious bowl of salad or a traffic-free ride to work or as major as being thankful that your team won the football. Not only will this exercise help your physique it should give you a bit of perspective on your day and…

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR - DAY Keep a gratitude journal: Gratitude journals have been proven to reduce stress levels which, in turn, can help you.

Keep Trying! If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track.

Keep Trying! If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track.

Spend time with friends and family: Stay in touch with friends and family. Surround yourself with those who lift you up and support you. Social time is highly valuable when it comes to improving our happiness, even for introverts. Several studies have found that time spent with friends and family makes a big difference to how happy we feel, generally.

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR - DAY Spend time with friends and family: Stay in touch with friends and family. Surround yourself with those who lift you.

Show your body some love: In between your training sessions it’s important to make time for some pampering sessions. Having a regular massage is a great way to reward your body for its hard work. A deep-tissue massage also encourages any muscles that are tight or sore from training to relax and release. This is important to prevent injury in the long term. Have a massage once a month.

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR - DAY Show your body some love: In between your training sessions it’s important to make time for some pampering sessions.

Get professionally fitted for a pair of runners: Choosing the right running shoes is one of the most important decisions you can make as a runner. Spending the time and money to get the best running shoes for you will help keep you running comfortably and injury-free. Head to a store like Balance Podiatry in Casuarina or Athletes Foot for a professional fitting

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR - DAY Get professionally fitted for a pair of runners: Choosing the right running shoes is one of the most important.

Meditate. Balance physical health with your mental health for a focused new year and help you stick to your goals. Meditation is often touted as an important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm.

The Daily Habit Of These Outrageously Successful People by huffingtonpost: The benefits of meditation, which include lower stress levels, improved cognitive functioning, creative thinking and productivity. Click through and scroll down.

Pay for workouts in advance/book online for events: Once you've handed over your hard-earned money, it's much harder to bail from a personal training/group training session. Make a point to sign up online for special events (fun runs, Time Out’s monthly fitness test, seminars etc) whenever possible to ensure you go along as planned.

Pay for workouts in advance/book online for events: Once you've handed over your hard-earned money, it's much harder to bail from a personal training/group training session. Make a point to sign up online for special events (fun runs, Time Out’s monthly fitness test, seminars etc) whenever possible to ensure you go along as planned.

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