As we are starting to close out 2018 all of us at Active One would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. We hope that you have a fun filled Festive Season with friends and family and a safe and happy new year!
To make sure we all have a fun and healthy holiday break here is 8 tips to see you through.
- Make sure you don’t go to Christmas parties hungry. Have something healthy to eat before going to your next party to avoid snacking on party food which is often packed with calories.
- Take note of your portion sizes. It is easy to stack up your plate if there are so many delicious options to choose from. Make sure you don’t fill your plate or even use a side plate if unable to resist. And always remember not to go back for seconds.
- Ask for healthy Christmas presents. It is often very difficult to find that perfect gift and it is often hard to think of things you need. Why not ask for something that will improve your health rather than getting another useless gift that will never see the light of day. Some great options include – a gym membership (or a season of Active One exercise classes), exercise clothing, exercise equipment, or what about cooking lessons for health foods. At Active One we are also supplying gift vouchers that can be used for any of our treatment options.
- Set yourself a New Years goal. Before the end of the year book yourself into a fun run or hike or sporting event that will motivate you to keep fit and active over the Christmas period.
- Make your Christmas active. Instead of catching up with friends at a coffee shop get your coffee to go and walk and talk. Instead of sitting on the couch following Christmas lunch go for an afternoon walk with the family or even get out and play some backyard cricket, nothing is more Australian.
- Focus on eating healthy when you can. Breakfast and lunches are often not interrupted by social activities involving naughty foods. If you know you have an unhealthy dinner focus on eating as healthy as you can the rest of the times. This means no leftover Christmas puddings after the party is over.
- Don’t lose your exercise routine. It can be hard to fit in your exercise when life gets so busy but it is important to keep your regular routine. It is easy to maintain a routine but much harder to start it back up again. Even if you have to reduce the duration of your workout it is better doing something rather than nothing.
- Limit alcoholic drinks. Alcohol is packed with calories and is poor for your health; try to put a limit on how much you will be drinking this holiday season. Choose light beer, avoid sugary drinks or switching our alcoholic drinks with a sparkling water are great ways to reduce these empty calories.
From all of us at Active One have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.