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the more varied your workouts are, the more likely you are to relish doing them on a regular basis

Mark Foster may have won six world titles and broken a staggering eight world records, but the Olympic swimmer is passionate about middle-aged men and women improving their fitness levels, as seen in a Daily Telegraph interview.

British Olympian Mark Foster may have competed in five Olympic Games, but the former swimmer still dedicates part of his time doing physical activity to keep himself healthy. When speaking to a national newspaper, Foster, who had an illustrious 23-year career in the pool, gave simple tips on how to easily incorporate exercise into your hectic daily routine. Unsurprisingly, the 44-year-old recommends swimming once a week as it does not strain your joints and reduces stress due to its therapeutic nature.

Circuit training is another suggestion given by the Essex-born swimmer, because it is swift and effective for a range of muscle groups. Foster says finding 20 minutes to do exercises such as squat thrusts, star jumps and lunges in the morning or at lunchtime each day is achievable for everyone.

He also states that the more varied your workouts are, the more likely you are to relish doing them on a regular basis as you will have greater motivation. The former athlete tries to distract himself when he is using a cross-trainer by watching football on the gym’s TV which is effective in making an unhealthy hobby much healthier.

Although Foster concedes that most people enjoy an alcoholic drink, he recommends ditching beer for vodka because of the lower calorie intake. Research by the Royal Society for Public Health and Drinkaware showed a pint of beer is 180 calories and consuming four of these requires running for 73 minutes to burn the fat off.

A spokesperson for 4D Fitness, who provide UK-based personal trainers, released a statement following Foster’s advice. They said: “Keeping fit is extremely important, but especially when people reach 40 as their busy lifestyles can lead to certain areas of their health being neglected.

“Mark Foster’s advice proves how simple it is to do more exercise and at 4D Fitness our experienced personal trainers work closely with clients from all age groups to help them enjoy getting fit with a range of appropriate training methods.”

4D Fitness is a UK-based personal training and fitness company who educate their clients about the science behind taught exercises. Established in 1998, 4D Fitness develop qualified trainers so they can support people training for marathons, those aiming to lose weight, over 65’s and other groups with more bespoke fitness objectives.

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