How to get fit and festive

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If you’re anything like us, you’re already starting to think about ways of staying fit while indulging in the Christmas trifle. If you’re looking to avoid piling up on the festive bulge this year round, here are 5 ways of staying fit while not giving up on the festive feeling!

Drink in moderation

The worst thing you can do is pile calories on with liquids. Think of all the cake you’d have to turn down to make up for all the tequilas you consumed the night before. Have a drink or two, it is the holidays after all, but make sure not to go overboard. You don’t want to waste such a moment away after all.

Keep exercising

Whatever you do, don’t give up your workout time. Every day is a good day to be active. Whether it is a full-on workout, or running after the little ones of the family, make sure to get a workout in daily. You might not crop down inches during the festive season, but you’ll have a good chance of maintaining your weight if you keep moving.

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Refuse second helpings

Festive servings are huge, we get it. You have two options when it comes to Christmas dinner. You can either fill your own plate and make sure you have a bigger ratio of vegetables than meat. Or you can choose to refuse second helpings at any cost!

 

Host family activities

When you’re with family, you’re bound to be active. Organise hikes or picnics during the holidays. Take a frisbee or a ball with you and enjoy running in the fields while spending some quality time with your loved ones. You won’t even realise what a good workout you’ll have gotten!

Don’t deny yourself treats

Watching others eat cake while you’re refusing yourself a helping will only make you binge later on. Eat whatever you like, as long as you eat it in moderation. Don’t skip meals thinking you’ll make up for the calories later, the result will only be counterproductive!

Be moderate, be kind, stay fit! The ‘F’ in festive needn’t stand for fat, it can stand for fit if you allow it to. Let us know how you keep in shape during the holidays in the comment section.

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