The weather is getting warm, the days are longer and the festive season is just around the corner.
A huge part of my healthy living philosophy is balance. You should eat healthy whenever possible but never feel like you are missing out. Have dessert and the cider but the most important aspect is to get right back into routine and healthy living where possible. If you enjoy the exercise you do and the healthy food you are eating, then you won’t be on a diet or a fitness craze. It will just become your life. The life you love to live and share with family and friends.
So in addition to the above the 3 tips I would recommend heading into the festive season are –
- Drink lots of water.
Water is key. I ask my clients at nearly every session how is your water intake going. I’m sure they are sick of the question. However water assists your digestion to work more effectively. Also dehydration can disguise itself as huger so making sure you are well hydrated can help to avoid over eating at events.
- Stay Active.
It’s easy to full out of routine with Christmas events and being on holidays. However you need to ensure you still make time to be active. Exercise has many benefits, improved sleep, improve concentration, better metabolism, just to name a few. You probably have also heard the old line that Exercise is the most underused anti-depressant. This is especially important if you’re feeling slight stressed. Get out in the sun and go for a walk. Chances are you will feel better for it. However if your still struggling best to go see a doctor.
Sleep can really impact you metabolism but also your motivation levels. If your tired you’re less likely to make the effort to food prep and eat healthy or fit a workout into your day. So make sure if you’re having late nights to enjoy the occasional sleep in.
I’m look forward to healthy active summer. Keep this tips in mind when the craziness of Christmas hits x