Festive Fitness – staying fit during Christmas can feel like an uphill struggle with all the Christmas parties, family get-togethers and all the chocolates and sweets there to tempt you.
But it doesn’t have to be the end of your diet or the finish pole in your exercise routine and there are some tips and tricks available for you to have a fit Christmas.
“Christmas is a time when people often can go way overboard with their eating habits, chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and these bad habits make us lethargic and can set us back months in our fitness goals. It’s important to come up with realistic goals over Christmas, everyone is going to slip from their normal routine and eat things they know they shouldn’t. ”
Here are five ways to enjoy a healthy and happy Christmas for you and your loved ones.
- Focus on your goals and stay motivated.
Focus on your goals, don’t skip a workout and don’t binge on junk food. The first days of Christmas with all the tempting treats are always the hardest but when you show willpower early it will be worth it in the end.
- If you do cheat, do it properly.
You will probably cheat on healthy alternatives at some point over Christmas so when you do, make sure it’s worth it with only the best food available.
- Family Walks.
Walking the dog or just going for a walk together is a great way for everyone to burn calories and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery.
- Stay Hydrated
Over our holiday social gatherings, we may find ourselves enjoying some holiday cheer. Remembering to have a glass of water following each glass of wine, for example, and keep your consumption of a minimum.
Keep everything in moderation just because there are sweets and chocolate in the house doesn’t mean you have to eat them all at once.