November 26, 2019

Fitting in Fitness during the Festivities

From enjoying mince pies to finding time to practice those mountain climbers...

We speak to local health and fitness gurus for their top tips and advice on finding time to exercise during the chaos of Christmas.

Jonathan Tye
Personal Trainer at Better Rainbow Leisure Centre & Spa
In a time of over indulgence, try not to follow the herd. It’s great to go out and socialise, but that often means lots of alcohol and food that’s not always healthy. Keep in mind that portion control is key, alcohol is just empty calories and prevention is better than cure. See you in January!

David Preston
Personal Trainer at Fitness Space, Epsom
First tip, even if you can’t make it to the gym, wrap up warm and get out for a walk. Second, why not nominate yourself as designated driver for at least one festive night out? Not drinking will save a heap of calories, plus no headache the next morning – and if you’re drinking, keep on top of your hydration with 2 litres of water a day! Finally – and most importantly – enjoy the festive period, don’t stress and don’t feel guilty about it.

Dr. Mike
Chiropractor from Core Wellness Centre
Get yourself organised. There is no doubt that the festive season is one of the busiest periods, so to avoid getting overwhelmed, it’s best to get organised. Plan your social events and commitments, so that you can book in your exercise classes, nutrition and care plans around them. After all, your health is the most important thing you have.

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