Festive seasons are giving us many reasons to skip and miss out on our gym routines.
The Christmas period is one of the best of the year, but it is also one of the hardest to stay fit and healthy over. You are at your busiest socially, your spare time is taken up with Christmas shopping and getting everything ready for the big day. The pounds pile on and progress toward fitness goals is lost – it’s why everyone hits the gym in January after all.
Worry not! Here are some tips to stay active and fit this Christmas:
PLAN YOUR MEALS
Some people feel that they achieve more if they have a plan in place to follow. A plan can help you to do the right exercise at the right times, eat the right foods and moderate your drink, helping you stay fit this Christmas.
EAT & DRINK MODERATELY
As you plan your meals, keep track of your alcoholic drinks intake too. Christmas is a wonderful time of year, full of parties and occasions. Make sure you remind yourself of your food and drinks limits.
SHARE CHRISTMAS & TRAIN WITH A FRIEND
Christmas is a time for friends and family, so why not train with a friend too? Research shows that people train better with a friend as it keeps them motivated and helps them to push just a little harder, so tag along your bestie!
KEEP TRAINING, NO MATTER WHAT!
It’s really important that you keep training and visiting the gym over the Christmas period. You need to maintain your muscle structure and fitness, whilst staying on track to reach your goals. Even if your sessions are shorter than usual, it’s so important to keep going.