When your alarm goes off at 6am all of your good intentions from the night before go out of the window. Your bed is so comfy and warm and getting out simply to exercise seems like a great big extravagant waste of time…
But truth is, it really is good for you. Getting up early and out into the world increases your blood-flow and wakes you up so you’re ready to tackle the day. You feel great, and if you fuel your body right you keep that feeling for the rest of the day, and with enough effort, it won’t diminish as it gets into the evening.
What you can do to help get moving is gear up right. You don’t need to go full Lycra but a great piece of kit to invest in is a fitness watch. The TomTom Spark Cardio+Music is a great, quality gadget for your arsenal. It can help monitor your heartbeat and give you all your GPS data (including speed, pace, distance and duration) as well as 24/7 activity tracking to count your steps, sleep, active minutes and calories.
But the best bit is that it carries your music with you, eliminating the need for a bulky smartphone banging against your leg or making a patch on your arm sweaty underneath a Velcro armband. It can wirelessly pair to a set of Bluetooth headphones and also comes preloaded with Running Trax, a tailor-made thirty minute mix of dance anthems from some of the world’s best DJs (like David Guetta and DJ Fresh), curated by Ministry of Sound.
If you’re like me and all you want to do when that early alarm goes off is throw it against the wall, the first step is getting the blankets off. Then strap on the TomTom Spark, lace up your shoes and take those first steps into the crisp morning world!