During the winter season it’s horrifyingly easy to slack off on the exercise regime. But now more than ever is the time to keep it up! Lack of motivation (and a reluctance to jog around a freezing, drizzly park filled with slippery leaves!) is perhaps the most pressing issue when it comes to returning to exercise after a break. How about thinking of the enhanced effect a skin care products routine is likely to have on a well-exercised, healthy body? Or perhaps focus festively on how many more mince pies can be gobbled after that 5km run?

Establishing habits is the key to participating in an exercise routine with any longevity. Once the body has accepted new protocols and practices, the  effort involved in exercise should gradually give way to something a little more akin to pleasure and that elusive “buzz” of the avid fitness freak.

Commitment is HARD. But it is unfortunately the key to a lasting fitness plan and lifestyle. Fitness experts recommend jump starting the body with regular low impact sessions and gradually building as confidence grows. Instead of hammering it at the gym for three hours once a week, opt for thirty minutes daily.

As horrid a truth as it might be to swallow, the right diet is crucial in getting the most out of an exercise plan. Only celebrities and folks with too much time on their hands can stick to the perfect diet 100% of the time. Everybody else slips a little. The trick is to slip a little… and stop. Eating one mince pie might be a little naughty, but it’s no reason to eat another ten!

An unexpected but welcome tip from the experts – invest in decent skin care products and enjoy the rewards of grooming a healthier body. Natural skin care tends to be important to the avid health nut, so take a little time to research what might fit most suitably with that newfound healthy lifestyle.