Why You Shouldn't Stop Exercising This Festive Season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also a very busy time, full of family, eating delicious food and having a few drinks.
Sometimes we forget about the importance of exercise and our health and well-being can fall to the wayside.
While a little Christmas weight gain might not seem like a big deal, if we don’t make time to move and be physically active over the holiday season and in the new year, it can add up over time and start to negatively impact your health.
TIPS FOR KEEPING ACTIVE THIS CHRISTMAS:
1. Exercise in the morning
As the day progresses, there’s more temptation to ditch your workout. Try to get up and move before the festivities kick off.
2. Move when you can
You don’t need hours to do a workout. Make the most of your time by doing shorter, more frequent bursts of exercise.
3. Get incidental exercise
Exercise doesn’t need to be structured. Go for a walk to the corner store instead of taking the car or take the stairs instead of the lift… Every little bit counts!
4. Involve your family
Whether it’s a spirited game of backyard cricket or taking a hike, making exercise social not only means you’re more likely to do it, but it’s also much more fun!
If you’re new to exercise or are living with a chronic condition, we recommend you get advice from your GP or an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) before commencing exercise.