Now that December is upon us, the party invitations will start flying in.
Here are a few simple tips to help you (and your waist band) survive the party season in one piece.
1) Keep your routine
Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry, but that doesn’t mean your health and fitness has to go out the window completely!
Keep eating healthy when you can, make sure you’re getting plenty of fruits and veggies as they’re packed full of vitamins.
Also be sure to keep up your regular workout routine to keep up your metabolism – even if you’re not feeling it. If it’s a horrendous outside, use a pair of resistance bands to complete your workout at home.
2) Drink up
Drink your water, that is!
While we all love a cheeky glass of something alcoholic at Christmas time, be sure to balance it out with a glass of water.
Not only will this help you avoid a hangover the next morning, but it’ll also save you over-consuming those empty calories. You’ll thank yourself afterwards!
3) Go easy on the nibbles
There are always so many options at this time of year, and it’s so tempting to just try everything on offer, but make sure you go easy on the nibbles.
Alternatively, try making healthier treats for yourself!
There are always so many options at this time of year, and it’s so tempting to just try everything on offer.
It’s an easy way to eat loads of food without getting full, and because you don’t get full you eat more than you normally would.
These extra calories add up, so just keep an eye on how much you eat!
4) Look after your bodyl
Just as I said above, keeping up your fruits and veggies will keep your immune system topped up. Although, if you feel a bit sickly (winter colds are very common), try increasing your Vitamin C intake.
Remember it’s okay to skip a session if you’re not feeling well – go by the rule that any aches below the neck is fine to keep training, but aches above the neck = rest. Read more information on exercising with a cold.
5) Sweat it out
If you’ve over indulged the night before, don’t sweat it – get to the gym or hit the pavements and work it off.
Putting yourself through a good, yet tough workout not only helps hangovers, but you’ll also feel much better about that extra mince pie!
Take Home Message
As highlighted previously, tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry, so don’t worry if you lose a bit of tone or gain a few pounds over the party season – you’ll be back to normal in no time come January.
Implement a few changes into your lifestyle to make sure that you can enjoy yourself whilst preventing any set backs.
Above all else, make sure you enjoy yourself!