Tips For Getting In Shape After Festive Season

Proven remedy to leave body and mind feeling good as dose of christmas pudding


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The festive season is a wonderful time for the mind and senses (celebrating with family and friends, time off work and the excitement surrounding the upcoming new year).

Unfortunately this feast for the senses usually results in some adverse effects on the body such as increased body fat and decreased energy levels namley from eating too much, drinking too much and exercising too little.

Fortunately there is a proven remedy to combat all this excess and one which leaves not only the body but also the mind feeling just as good as it does after a healthy dose of chocolate and christmas pudding.

Whilst exercising at Tenpilates is one of the best way to combat the effects of the party season, here are a few tips to keep you in shape when you are not in the studio:

1. Eat correctly. The time for over indulging has passed and whilst you shouldnt follow the christmas binge with a period of extreme dieting, it is beneficial to make sure you get your five a day, keep up your protein intake and limit your carb intake after 5pm.

2. Drink. (water that is). After the invariable excess of alcohol and salty food over the festive season it is important to regain the body’s natural fluid balance by making sure that you drink at least 2 litres of water per day – make sure you drink a glass of water before bed and again as soon as you wake up as the body dehydrates as you sleep.

3. Sleep. The festive season is accompanied by a cycle of work – party – work with sleep deprivation the inevitable side effect. Make sure you prioritise some time to rest effectivlely. This means getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night, ( 8 – 10 is much better), and aiming to be in bed before 11pm as you get your most beneficial sleep before this time.

4. Move. Keep up your incidental exercise to keep your metabolism up. Beating the crowd on the escalator by walking up or taking the stairs is a brilliant way to maintain your daily fitness levels, as is getting off the tube or bus a stop early and finishing your journey on foot.

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December 29, 2009