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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

As Cliff Richard said, Christmas is “a time for giving, a time for getting, a time for forgiving and for forgetting” 
It’s also a time for eating and drinking; Christmas chocolates and drinks are all too tempting! 
It's nice to treat yourself, especially at such a magical time of year, however it’s good to stay on track with your health and fitness goals! 
Here’s a little list to help you stay healthy throughout the Christmas holidays!

1. Christmas foods are all too tempting and it’s easy to get carried away with all the yummy treats. With your Christmas dinner, try to eat a normal (to you) sized portion and only eat more if you’re still hungry. And try not to restrict on sweet foods, it is Christmas after all, just consider what you’re putting into your body and whether you’re eating it just because it’s available.  


2. Drink with moderation. You’re allowed to treat yourself to a nice G&T or a tasty mulled wine but limit how much alcohol you consume over the festive period. 


3. Get Outdoors! Yes, the weather may be miserable and/or cold but getting outside will do you some good. Plan outdoor activities or wintery walks, it gets you away from that couch and cheesy Christmas TV and keeps you active...


4. Try to keep on top of your fitness. You’ll be busy buying/wrapping/giving/receiving presents but it’s always good to make time for exercise. If you’re struggling for fitness motivation, why not join in the Marcathon this month. Run for 3 miles or exercise for 25 minutes every day throughout December. 


5. As fun and relaxing as Christmas can be, it can also be quite stressful as there seems so much to do. Remember, the holiday season comes once a year, so try to keep a steady head and enjoy yourself throughout! 
 
Have a very merry Christmas!


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