At this time of the year it is much more difficult than difficult than at other times to stick to healthy eating, exercising or sleeping well! With parties, festivities, and traditions mostly centred on an abundance of delicious treats, snacks, and meals, it’s difficult not to overindulge! Although we can’t always stay away from all the temptations, we can try and include some healthy options over the next few weeks.
Here are out 10 top tips to help you through the festive season:
1. When you are going to be out and about Christmas shopping, running errands, or attending umpteen parties, plan ahead and never leave the house without a healthy snack. Things such as homemade energy balls or bars, nuts and seeds, fruit and cheese, or veggies and hummus can make for great, and filling, snacks.
2. Ensure you still include some time to exercise including walks with the family out in the parks or woods (not just traipsing around shopping malls!). Resistance training will gobble energy so why not do some squats or lunges or push-ups?