How to fit in exercise over the festive season
Silly season is well and truly upon us. In amongst all the festive fun, exercise often falls to the bottom of our priority list. Here are some tips to help you fit in some exercise and maintain your fitness at this busy time of year.
Focus on quality over quantity
Even a short 5-10min workout done well is better than no workout at all! Always focus on technique rather than the number of reps you do.
Snap up opportunities to get in some incidental exercise
Park further away from the shops and get some extra walking in. Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator.
Use your body weight rather than gym equipment
There are plenty of body weight exercises such as squats, lunges, calf raises, push ups that can be done without needing to fit in time to actually go to the gym.
Combine play time with exercise
Get the kids involved and go cycling, walking or swimming with your kids. It’s fun AND great exercise.
Set your alarm earlier
Get up just 10 minutes earlier and go for a short walk. Mornings are the coolest time of the day and great for clearing your head.
Turn off the TV or use the ad breaks to exercise
Most TV shows have at least 15 minutes of ads within an hour of TV. Utilise this as workout time! We can give you some simple stretches and exercises that can be done in the lounge room if you’d like!
Plan ahead and make it a date!
If you know you’ll be busy in the morning, plan time in the afternoon for exercise or vice versa. Locking in a set time will help you commit.
Make your Christmas catch-up a ‘walk and talk’
Grab a coffee with your bestie and go for a walk. That’s multi-tasking at its finest!