Maintaining Good Health At Christmas
With Christmas around the corner people start to use the excuse that they accept they will gain weight. There is no excuse, as you can still train hard and eat well up to the holiday season and do things to help maintain what you have achieved so far. Here are 5 tips to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle throughout the holiday season.
1. INCREASE WATER INTAKE
This is something that tends to be neglected over xmas as it is replaced with alcohol or sugary drinks. Make sure you continue to drink plenty of water to help flush the toxins through your body. A lack of water will mean you’ll be heavily dehydrated throughout Xmas.
2. SMALLER WORKOUTS
10-20 minutes a day isn’t difficult to find. Complete small intense hiit workouts so keep your body working over the holiday period instead of being lazy on the sofa all day everyday. As an example you could choose 5 exercises, performing each for 30 seconds with a 30 second rest between and repeat the circuit a total of 4-5 times.
This is always a huge issue with people over Christmas. Try to eat smaller more frequent portions than overfilling your plate and feeling like you have to finish it all before going back for seconds and thirds. Spread the food out throughout the day to give your digestive system a bit of a break.
4.WATCH YOUR SUGAR
The biggest culprit of Christmas by far. All those boxes of biscuits and quality street mean there is a total sugar overload. Really this is all down to willpower and how much you want to continue your health goals and not losing too much over Xmas. Sugar is probably one of the worst things you can put into your body (unnatural sugar). It causes many health issues especially weight gain so even though you are going to indulge a bit, you must be strong and hold back when another box is placed in front of you.
5.TRY TO MAINTAIN A SLEEP SCHEDULE
I’d like to think if you are reading this, you will get time off over Christmas and not working. This is a great time to try and get your body back into a good sleeping routine if you are always burning the candle at both ends. A good nights sleep is great for all round health so try to make sure you relax over Christmas and still get a good 8 hours sleep each night.
What tips would you give that are not already here. Anything you have tried in the past that has worked for you? Share yours with us here and help the people of London.
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