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Christmas Holidays: Stay Motivated

Do you struggle to stay on track over the Christmas holidays? We’re here to help! If you want to stay fit & healthy over the Christmas break, then check out these 10 tips to keep you motivated!

Plan Ahead

To avoid overeating, think ahead of time of what social events you have coming up. Stick to lower calorie food options earlier in the day before your feast begins so you can still enjoy it without the guilt!

Take Time For Yourself

As levels of stress increase over the Christmas break, it is important that you take some time out for yourself! Take a second to relax and clear your mind, take an evening walk, rent a movie you’ve been wanting to see, listen to some good music etc. There are many ways to dedicate half an hour of your day to yourself – you deserve it!

Keep Moving

Embrace the Summer and socialise with your friends and family over a nice walk/outdoor activity!

Simplify Your Exercise Routine

If your local gym is shut over Christmas, don’t let that stop you from exercising! The trick is to keep up with your fitness in the comfort of your own home. Grab yourself an exercise mat, free weights, and resistance bands & create your own workout! Having trouble coming up with your own exercise routine? Check out our Free Programs to help get you started!

Be Mindful

Pay attention to what foods you put on your plate and make sure your plate is complete with the 3 macronutrients; carbohydrates, fats and protein to keep you fully satisfied!

Don’t Sacrifice Sleep

Be mindful of how much sleep you are getting over the Christmas break. It’s easy to have too many late nights in a row & disrupting your normal sleep routine. Christmas can be a stressful time & can in fact stop you from getting that high-quality sleep that we need. Try to be mindful & stay on top of your sleep patterns – the last thing you want is to crash and burn from sleep fatigue!

Go easy on the booze

Drink a glass of water between every alcoholic beverage you consume. This will keep you hydrated throughout your celebrations and help you to wake up feeling fresh.

Stay Safe

Be sure to take care of yourself, your family members & friends over the Christmas break. Australian hospitals normally expect a 20-40% increase in admissions between Christmas and the start of January, and the most common health issues occurring during that time include mental health problems, trauma (often related to recreational activities), cardiac issues, alcohol-related health injuries (and illness) and heat-related difficulties (1)

Prioritise your workouts

If you know you have a big day/days ahead, plan to smash your workouts out in the morning. This will lead you to feeling amazing afterwards and will help you make great choices throughout the day!

Have Fun

No matter what stressors arise over the busy Xmas period, remember to always enjoy yourself & maintain a happy & healthy lifestyle!


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