Christmas isn’t called the season to be jolly for no reason. The period is packed with fun, frivolities and indulgence! With the frosty weather and the comforting warmth of indoor shenanigans with family and friends, the fitness regime can often slip on the snow. We all want to enjoy the festive season, but there are ways you can do it whilst keeping an eye on your fitness. You can do so by diving into the tactics below!
Plan active activities
Whether you’re planning something to do with the family or meeting up with old friends, why not plan something to get you out enjoying the great indoors. It’s nice to sit in a cozy café or at home but a nice walk to see the local Christmas lights is a great way to stay active and enjoy the festivities. We've collated the top festive walks in the UK which you could also embark on as a yuletide activity.
If you’re looking to stay healthy over Christmas , your diet will be one of the biggest things at the back of your mind. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself – quite the opposite in fact! There are plenty of ways to enjoy vegan food at Christmas, dive into our Vegan Christmas Recipe Tips which offers plenty of inventive ways to help you spin the Christmas standards into something more healthy and plant-based. If you're looking for some healthy Christmas snacking then look no further than the delicious Nakd Christmas Pud Bar.
Quality over quantity
If for you the Christmas holidays are a backlogged diary then favour quality exercise over quantity. If you’ve only got 20 minutes to spare then some bodyweight circuits at home will be a much smarter idea than an hour long jog out in the cold – not to mention a lot better for your fitness! One great method of training which takes no time at all is Tabata, a high intensity workout for the whole body which can be performed in 4 minute stints.
With so many tempting treats all around, snacking and grazing is the one area where festive feasters fall down. In moderation, the occasional indulgence is fine, but 90% of the times when you reach for a snack make sure it’s not full of unhealthy fats and added sugars! Think unsalted nuts, fruits and… Nākd bars! Make sure you have healthy snacks at the ready when cravings do strike, that way when you do get round to treating yourself it will taste all the better.
If you miss a workout or have one too many cupcakes don’t beat yourself up and throw in the towel. Stay positive – it’s Christmas!