How To Stay In Shape During The Holidays
Every year during this time, I try to get a kick off for my New Year goals and make sure not to lose too many pounds during the holiday season, so I thought I’d share some tips with you. As so many holidays approach, we all fear losing a few extra pounds. After all, all the delicious food, drinks and time we spend with our families sitting and watching TV is not conducive to staying fit. However, there are more than enough ways to make sure you stay fit and feel healthier during the holidays, even if you eat all these delicious foods.
One of the most important parts to stay in shape is to stay active even during the holidays. A simple walk in your neighborhood, a quick run in the morning or a few crunches while watching TV can improve your mood and make all the difference in how your metabolism works. Plus, making sure your workout is fun makes all your fitness goals more achievable, as they no longer seem like a chore to do.
To stay hydrated.
Even if you don’t exercise hard, always be sure to stay hydrated. Water is essential for your body to function properly and also helps digest all the foods you will consume during the holidays. If you’re not a big fan of clear water, add mint leaves, lemon slices, cucumber or berries to your water to give it a flavor. This way, you are more likely to drink the recommended amount of water each day.
Sleep is important and probably the most undervalued component of Health and fitness. Sleep is a necessity for the body to act, heal and grow as it should. Make sure you have the necessary rest so that your body recovers and remains healthy. With so many people pushing the go hard agenda, slogans like” Ill sleep when I’m dead, ” many fitness enthusiasts may make the mistake that sleep is for the lazy or average type of workout. If the reality is, if you really want to reach your ultimate potential and an essential part of your process.
Make a plan.
It can be difficult to stick to a certain routine during the holidays, so maybe it’s a good idea to make a plan. Just write down the days you’re going to train and stick to your schedule. There doesn’t have to be anything extreme – it could be anything from an early morning run to a few situps or jumping jacks in the afternoon. What is important here is that you take responsibility for yourself.
Try Group Training.
Another way to stay in shape during the holidays is to take group training courses. They are designed to keep things interesting and fun, so training doesn’t even look like training. Some of the best you can try are kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because it not only allows you to stay active, but also to learn new skills that you can benefit from in the future. Martial arts classes also help you develop self-defense, which is very empowering to know that you can defend yourself if necessary.
Train with your family.
If none of these options suit you, try it with your family! Working together gives you an extra boost of endorphin and helps burn those annoying holiday calories while you have fun. You can even turn training into a game to add entertainment to your family gatherings.
Staying in shape during the holidays does not have to be difficult or terrible. Fitness is about keeping things fun and casual, while improving your health and burning calories. Also, including your family in your training can be a great bonding experience for all of you. At the end of the day, remember that the holiday is supposed to be fun and stress-free, so why not include fitness for extra fun time?
Some live-action of our martial art classes