The gyms are packed, the streets are lined with joggers and good luck bagging a spot in an exercise class. Whether it’s for weight loss, getting out in nature or the endorphins, doing more exercise is on the minds of many at the moment. But as the fizzy pep of the new year wears off and reality bites, it can begin to feel like a chore. So how can you find a form of exercise you really enjoy? How do you get yourself out of bed for a workout on the days when your brain has other ideas? And how can you turn good intentions into the habit of a lifetime? In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane discusses all this and more, with Dr Tara Swart, neuroscientist-turned-executive advisor and author of The Source (£8.99, Vermillion) and Nesrine Dally, Muay Thai boxer and Nike trainer.
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