Surviving the Christmas break!
The festive season is upon us. This means lots of fun, spare time and also catching up with loved ones and friends. It is also the period in which many people put on the most weight and sabotage the good work they have done in the preceding 10 months. Surviving this period with minimal weight gain is hard, but not impossible. It all comes down to established standards and will power. Established standards are those standards that we have set up prior to our Christmas break; this is x amount of meals per day, x amount of exercise a week and x amount of thought put into our health and fitness. Unfortunately, for many these standards fly right out the window when they are on holidays. But why? Theoretically, we have more time to prep food, more time to exercise and more time to sleep. This should be a health and fitness wonderland. What many people fail to do is connect and reconnect with their goals and fitness passions in these months and therefore come back after their Christmas break heavier, less fit and less happy. Research has suggested that the average person can gain anywhere from 2.7 kilograms to in excess of 5 kilograms during this period. Extrapolate that over 4 or 5 years and the average person is gaining (and often not losing thereafter) 10-25 kilograms of weight. This sudden weight gain can also have a psychological effect on an individual and causes many to abandon exercise completely.
There you have it, guys. Some simple tips for the holiday season.
Have a great day!