How to Get Fit in 2014

January 14, 2014 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug


Now that we’re into the New Year, it’s time to get into shape. There’s no point just giving up bad food for a month because fitness is a lifestyle which a quick fix can’t provide. One thing you can do to help you achieve a better body is exercise in the form of sports activities. The best thing about keeping fit this way is that it’s something you tend to do over a period of months, so it’s fully sustainable and you’ll be working towards bettering a skill. Here are 3 of the best sports to help you get fit this year.


Squash is a fantastically fun racket sport which is as energizing as it is fun. Because a squash court is quite small, you receive a good amount of both cardiovascular and toning exercise due to the large amount of sprinting and twisting you’ll be doing as you manoeuvre around the court to hit the ball. Be warned: squash is not for the faint-hearted, and is an extremely intense sport. A session is generally 45 minutes long, as opposed to an hour. As with most racket sports, you won’t need a lot to get going, just a racket and some good trainers; it’s probably best to invest in a good towel, too – you’re going to need it.

5-A-Side Football

5-a-side football is just like regular football, just more intense. The fact that the pitch is much smaller and there are fewer players on each team means that you’ll need to be more involved in the game than you otherwise would be, and this makes for a very passionate game. If you start up a league with your friends or co-workers, you’ll be motivated to play at least once a week, and this will help you to maintain your weight loss.


If you’re looking for a slightly more gentle sporting activity to take your fancy, cricket might be a good option. Games are longer than squash and 5-a-side, and you have a lot of opportunity to compete in different aspects of the sport. You’re still going to get the health benefits of the other two sports, but it might take a little longer. You’ll need some equipment to get you started from a place like Talent Cricket if you can’t rent it, but once you’ve got it, you’ve got it for life.

So there you have it – 3 sports to help you get fit in 2014, all you need to do now is pick one.


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