How you can stay active over Christmas

Many of us will find that our healthy habits that we have built up over the year tend to slip when we enter the festive period. The words ‘go on, it’s Christmas’ rolls off our tongue all too easily, as we wolf down a tub of Celebrations and abandon yet another workout session.

While it’s normal for your usual routines to take a backseat over December, this doesn’t mean you need to completely desert your typical exercise regime and eating plan.

We’ve spoken to Paul, one of our many Physical Activity Specialists here at Everyone Health to find out his top tips for keeping active over Christmas.

Plan ahead

Make time in your day for a stroll, or as we like to call it – a turkey trot! Planning in a daily walk is a great way to keep consistent with your exercise over Christmas. After all, taking a post turkey-dinner trot can help to improve your digestion and makes it easier to fall asleep (mandatory post-Christmas dinner nap incoming!).

Make the most out of your workout

If you’re particularly short on time over the festive period, plan a more intensive workout to get the most out of it. We know a great online workout (which is completely free!) that is done in just 30 minutes, targets your entire body and contains adaptable exercises so you can complete it seated or standing. Click here to check it out.

Workout with a friend

Round up your mates (or family) for a workout session. Exercising with a partner is a great way of holding each other accountable and getting the job done! We think it’s also a great excuse to get some more socialising in and have a Christmas catch-up.

Get in some Christmas cardio

There are a host of Christmas-themed workout videos available for free on Youtube where you can move to the beat of your favourite Christmas hits! What better way to celebrate Christmas?

Complete a Christmas (movie) marathon

There’s no better way to countdown to the big day with a marathon of all your favourite Christmas flicks. Squeeze in some movement while still staying firmly glued to the screen by marching in place for 5 minutes every 30 minutes or so to break up long periods of sitting time.

Remember, we’re here all year round to help you find the movement YOU enjoy. For FREE support to move more and eat well, give us a call on 0333 005 0095 or click here to find your nearest service.

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