I was recently talking on UK national radio discoursing the benefits of positive living and spoke with some of the UK’s leading radio presenters about health, exercise and modern life; one of the presenters joked that his “Wii-injury” had laid him off from any exercise until his pulled hamstring heals. My initial laughter quickly abated as I suggested that preventative measures from injury can be easily attained by regular stretching and warming up before you slog it out with the Wii board.

OK Guys and Gals, it’s 2012 and most of us have a little dream about being leaner, stronger, healthier, sexier and ‘all round’ better than we were as the last year drew to its credit crunched close. So, let’s get your exercise and food plan on track and have you abdominal crunching like a mad bargain hunter at that Harrods sale.

Growing up in 1980s Australia we sang along to a television commercial” Life.Be in it. You gotta find 30, you gotta find 30 minutes a day”. The protagonist of this cartoon family was Norm the beer-gutted and TV-watching slouch who’s gorgeous wife Libby, the aerobics fanatic, attempts to educate her lazy man to exercise. So, be like an old school health slogan, get yourself up and out into the fresh air, take up that winter sport you’ve been meaning to compete in, roll up your leg warmers, slip into your spandex and set your feet loose on the aerobics gym floor, and take out (at least) 30 minutes a day.

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