I Know that Christmas is just around the corner and with every festive season come the party’s. You want to have a good time with your friend and family at this time of year. However, you don’t want to do it at the expense of your health and fitness that you have work all yeabr on. This following advice is for those that want to have a good time but also want to keep their body healthy.
Exercise after a big meal or night out
If you are going to go out for meals with friends and family or even Christmas day. You will feel sluggish because it’s not the usual amount of food your body is used to. Therefore, making you feel different after you’ve eaten. These extra calories can mount up over the festive season. The advice that I recommend to you and to myself is to have a good workout the day after you’ve had a big meal just to maintain your fitness. This consistency will keep your momentum going and you won’t tend to stop your general routine.
Make healthy choices whilst out for dinner
If you are out for dinner try to make the healthy choice when looking at the menu. This means that if you’re able to have something that includes vegetables, a good protein source and quality carbohydrates. This would be your best choice. However, I know some like to order a starter and a desert because it’s a treat. You could decide to go for one or the other and then the next time you go out you can do the same. Keeping control of what you eat is vital to not gaining that holiday weight that you hated getting rid of the years before. This is a way to stop that from happening again.
Walk to where you are having dinner
If you live reasonably close to the restaurant you are all eating at. It could be a great idea to walk to and from the restaurant. Meaning you don’t have to find parking, you can have a glass of wine and best of all you are active before and after your meal. You will feel so much better if you do this. It will also help your digestion.
Be conscious of how many chocolates you eat
This time of year it is notorious to have boxes upon boxes of chocolates every family home. They are there for anyone who would like them. You have to be conscious of how many you have eaten in a day. Sometimes these can add up and what you aren’t used to eating will add to your calories. I’m not saying don’t have fun, I’m saying be realistic in how many you can enjoy without seeing the consequences.
Keep up your usual exercise routine
If you usually workout every week and it makes you feel good and keeps you happy. Then I suggest you keep your exercise routine as normal. Doing this will help you maintain your current health and fitness throughout the festive season. As one of Windsor’s mobile personal trainers I even like to have a workout on Christmas day and a long family walk before the Christmas dinner with everyone. It’s a great time of year to enjoy. So have fun and enjoy yourself just remember the advice I’ve given you today.