Date Posted:14 December 2021
The festive season is that time of the year where family and friends come together and enjoy all the delicious treats. At this time of the year, many forget their resolutions to lose weight or stay fit. Some of us will be waking up late, eating a lot of high-fat and sweet foods, and drinking our fair share of alcoholic drinks.
Worried about your fitness plans and want to set a new goal or stay on track with your goal?
Here are some tips that can help you achieve them throughout this festive season so that you can continue with them well into the new year.
Use sweets made from natural sugars such as dates, raisins, and honey. This can help lower your calorie intake and control cravings which are major factors in the successful management of weight.
Regular sugars often contain chemicals that have been proven to have negative effects on your weight and overall health. They have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
During the festive season, people tend to spend less time exercising. This is a problem as physical activity can keep us fit and help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many types of cancer.
So if you haven't got time to exercise during this festive season, don't worry. You can still get in shape by doing other types of exercise at home. Examples include getting off the sofa and exercising 20 minutes or more in your bedroom using simple exercise equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands, or skipping ropes. You can also walk a few laps around the block or do light push-ups or even a few squats. The best time for this would be around 10-11 am or 5-6 pm.
Whether you are on the dance floor at a party or the club, it's always advisable to get some fresh air, socialize, move your body or dancercise. Doing this will help give you new energy and keep your mood positive. It can also help you burn calories!
Dancing is a great form of exercise. It's not only a great way to lose weight, but it also helps improve your posture, balance and coordination. You've got to love that!
During this time of year, many people prefer to eat high-fat foods as they are perceived as being energy-rich, but this is not always the case. It's important to eat a balanced diet that contains a sufficient amount of protein and complex carbohydrates and to regulate your calorie intake.
Losing weight during the festive season also means we should watch our alcohol intake as well. Adding some natural fruit juices throughout the day such as coconut water is an excellent way to beat dehydration caused by alcohol.
If you cannot avoid snacking with all the temptations around, choose to snack on nuts, seeds, boiled eggs, and other protein-rich snacks. They will slow down the sugar spike in your body. You can also keep some healthy snacks to hand such as low-fat yogurt and fruit, or even a piece of melon.
These are just some of the ways that you can keep fit this festive season. The key is to find an exercise regimen that works for you, eat a healthy diet, and lastly, have fun.
Before wrapping this up, Morgan Sports want to remind you that exercise and keeping fit does not need to be a chore. You can always do it with family, friends or your partner and have a great time!