The festive season can be a challenging time to stay on top of fitness and health goals however it doesn’t mean all of your hard work needs to go out the window. We asked Ben Lucas, Director of Flow Athletic, for his tips on how we can give our bodies a blast of energy during the holidays (when we really just want a break).
By Ben Lucas, Director of Flow Athletic
The holidays are a great time to unwind, relax and try to stay away from the schedule that you usually keep throughout the year. While I have no doubt that many of you are going to be active at the beach and going for long walks on your break, the holidays can be challenging as we are often running around to family gatherings that involve a lot of food and perhaps alcohol. The consequence? Getting tired and exhausted fast which makes it hard to keep motivated.
Doing a quick burst of exercise can help you get those energy levels back up. Here are some of my tips:
1. Do a quick burst workout in the morning before you head off to your festivities. Even if it is just 5 minutes. Do some star jumps, do some running or push ups just try to get the energy flowing through your body ready to take on a big day.
2. Have a big glass of water in the morning to help you hydrate and make sure you keep up your water intake throughout the day.
3. If you are doing multiple things on one day, take a nap if you can, but also try to do a little blast of exercise between meals, even if it is just 10 minutes to shake things ups.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. A 10-minute brisk walk
2. Swimming – if you have access to a pool or the beach.
3. 10 minutes of skipping or running.
Or try a mini circuit:
10 star jumps
10 high knees
10 push ups
10 mountain climbers
10 sit ups
Repeat for 10 minutes
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