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5 Ways to Stay Festive Fit
At Mytime Active, we know it can feel impossible to stay active during the Christmas period. Our fitness experts share five ways to help you get fit and stay motivated, especially if you’re spending time with family and friends:
- Adapt and shorten workouts
Choose shorter workouts but increase the intensity. Why not try our T30 HIIT classes, which are only 30 minutes? If you’re staying with family or friends over the festive break, then try the following when you get up: stretch, and then do 10 mins of burpees, lunges, press ups and squats. Did you know that you can raise your metabolic rate by exercising your lower half as you go about your morning routine? For example, standing squats while you brush your teeth.
- Eat turkey & sprouts
Turkey is a very lean meat, a great source of protein, and full of vitamins and minerals, including zinc and potassium, which help manage your blood cholesterol level and protect against heart disease and cancer. Sprouts are a super-immune booster, packed full of vitamin C and minerals.
- When you’re not partying…
Get a good night’s sleep whenever you can and eat well – no junk food! Late nights, partying and overindulging mean it’s more important than ever to get your vitamins and minerals, if you want to stay in good health. Get your recommended daily portions of fruit and veg by including these items on your Christmas shopping list.
- Get out of the house
Why not make the holidays a family affair by planning some outdoor activities, which involves everyone? Take a long walk after a heavy meal or start a new Boxing Day tradition!
- Drink a lot of water
Drinking water can help to satiate your appetite, as well as keeping you hydrated. If you want to prevent a nasty hangover, drink lots of water before and after overdoing the alcohol.
Want to stay active over Christmas? Pop into your nearest Mytime Active centre and speak to one of our fitness professionals. Why not kickstart the festive season with a personal training session?