What should I be doing to maintain fitness? Effectively I end up on a yearly roller coaster where in the winter I eat a huge quantity of pies and kebabs and drink stupid amounts. Then in the spring I'll rock out the door to run around and do something to find I've become a wreck. I then train to almost failure every day to get fit enough for various planned events / activities so I can enjoy them. So what should I be doing to maintain fitness over the winter? I really don't have a clue about fitness. Running, press ups? How often should I be training? I'm pretty sure the government thing about mildly walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week isn't going to help me next spring if I try to spend a day paddling on a river or run around some hills.