1. If you’re sick, REST. Exercising will only suppress your immune system. Start again when you’ve recovered.
2. Stretch to be flexible – it also reduces the chances of injury, and improve your fitness performance – for better form and range of motion.
3. Make daily notes of your exercise activities. Place them somewhere visible, such as your fridge. Aim to do better everyday.
4. To do a back exercise effectively , you’d first need to depress your shoulder blades (scapula), then execute the move.
5. Plan for a 29 minutes workout everyday if you’re pressed for time. Some movement is WAY better than no movement
6. Do fun activities (workout/sports/games) with friends – working out with peers/family brings about better exercise adherence
7. If ‘exercise’ turns you off, do ‘fun’ things instead – cycling, skating, playing catch, walk the dog. Get moving and start playing!
8. Top 3 suggestions from survey done by 1,000 ACE PTs on best techniques to get fit. Strength,Interval,Aerobic training.
9. Include protein sources to your meals – protein preserves muscle mass, keeps you feeling full and increases metabolism.
10. We’re easily confused between hunger & thirst – we look 4 food & calories instead of getting water (that’s what we need).
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Sharm is a fitness consultant and personal trainer to many high profile clients since 1998. He is equipped with a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Postgraduate in Physical Education and Sports Science from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Currently he is in the midst of completing his Masters of Science (Exercise and Sports Studies) program in NTU. He also has international certifications, memberships and affiliations with the American College of Sports Medicine & National Academy of Sports Medicine. His expertise have been featured in ChannelNewsAsia’s documentary – Vanity the Slim Society, The Straits Times, & The Sunday Times. Magazines: Shape, Timeout, Women’s Weekly, The Finder, Her World.