Holidays around the corner? Dedicate some time to wellness!
Christmas is a time for gatherings and celebrations with relatives and friends around tables laden with delicious offerings. Foregoing these joys is such a pity, but sometimes excesses can lead to twinges of guilt and a few extra pounds. What to do?
Simple. Take advantage of your Christmas holiday and the extra free time it brings you to make some small changes to your daily routine and create space for a little healthy movement.
For example, avoid spending all day on the couch, and seize your chance to spend more time with relatives and friends, taking a walk at a sustained pace: their company will make your exercise more pleasant, and you'll have found a fun way to make up for a meal where you filled your plate a little too generously.
Naturally, the longer your outing lasts, the greater the benefits will be. If you just can't be out for too long, then organize your time to carve out a few different opportunities during the day.
If it's raining or snowing, or you just prefer staying home where it's nice and warm, then get yourself some weights, a wellness ball, and a mat, so you can use to do a quick half hour of toning exercises.
For a complete workout, include 30 minutes of cardio-fitness, riding an indoor bike or running on a treadmill.
And finally, be sure you avoid using the elevator and leave your car at home for short trips!
Taking a more "sporting" approach to your holiday will allow you not only to balance out your increased caloric intake, but it will also give you a nice dose of energy and verve that will drain away the remaining stress from those last days in the office.
Here are a few exercises: