Keep Moving with Natalie Cook


Moving your body is key to your physical and mental health! 

I have been enjoying Bob’s updates and testing out Chef David’s cooking tips. Especially the pumpkin soup.

It has been an interesting time for us all and I have watched the fitness industry pivot its offering to deliver online classes with a virtual PT. I must admit, for the most part, I have enjoyed rolling out of bed 15 minutes prior to the workout, not having to do my hair and then jumping straight in the pool or shower.

Natalie’s Quick Tips 

    1. Pick an online program, trainer or class and stick to it. Try it for at least a month before adding in any other classes or switching to another trainer.
    2. If you haven’t exercised much before, start slowly; even a 30-minute walk is a great way to move your body – three times a week and then build up. Consider dusting off your bike or trying some gentle yoga.
    3. Include family or friends (kids and even pets) in your workout plans to keep you motivated.
    4. Plan the week’s workouts on a Sunday night so you don’t have to make a decision each day. If you plan a workout, it’s more likely to happen.
    5. Avoid extra snacks during the day! Organise your daily snacks each morning and you’re less likely to visit the fridge or pantry every 30 minutes.
    6. Visit Boost Your Healthy and sign up for the Billion Step Challenge – together we can help Queenslanders get to a billion!

Did you know?

There is a thing called DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) that kicks in about day two and even three after a workout … it is what we call ‘good pain’. Don’t be alarmed … work gently but keep working.

Here’s a couple of quotes I really like, to keep you motivated and on track.

“There is a championship coming in our future, but we must prepare for it today.” Michael Jordan

“Our body is just like a temple … made of bricks, it is built one brick at a time.” Unknown

Good luck and keep moving!

Natalie Cook OAM OLY

Some Helpful Resources

  1. Boost your Healthy
  2. AOC – my fellow Olympians have been issuing challenges also
  3. Fitness Australia – Keep On Moving