It is a festive and fun time of the year and during this season it's difficult to stick to a fitness routine. But with a little planning, it is absolutely possible to enjoy the holidays. So keep the following things in mind and enter the New Year feeling fit, not fat.
- At Home
A short, intensive session will do the job. Get up, stretch, and do 10 mins of burpees, lunges, press-ups, and squats. Choose effective fitness accessories, such as: skipping rope or resistance band. Step out into your garden for a few short paces, sprints or plyometric, these will get you back on feet and helps you to improve your cardio system and increases your muscle activity.
- Go For A Walk
While you may not stop yourself from indulging, it is a good idea to go for a walk afterward. Even a quick 30-40 minute walk can boost your digestion and metabolism by helping the blood flow to your digestive system.
- Keep Your Workout Routine Short:
A workout doesn't need to be of a longer duration to be beneficial. You can even break down your daily exercise into short periods rather than opt for one long session.
- Keep Moving
In addition to staying active, try to avoid sitting for a longer period of time, too much sitting is not good for your health. Getting up for just five minutes every 30 to 60 minutes and doing light physical activity like walking around the house or performing squats can help reduce the risk of many lifestyle diseases.
- · Family Activities
The good thing about the festive season is having the chance to spend time with loved ones. Being physically active with your family is a great way to stay healthy and make exercise fun. Family gatherings are the perfect time for team sports and outdoor activities.
- Stay Hydrated
Not only does water keep you hydrated, but it also helps regulate body temperature and is essential to keeping your body functioning properly. Water will give your immune system a boost and will help to prevent you from getting sick during cold and flu season. Drinking plenty of water can also help to increase metabolism, it will help you to feel full longer, and it will do wonders for your skin and hair.
Enjoy holidays and make sure to follow all these habits throughout the year for improved health and well-being.