It is that time of the year, when the biggest festival is just around the corner. Apart from the glittery lights, and colourful Christmas trees, there is also a plethora of interesting sweets and yummy food.
So, while you are enjoying this holiday season, don’t get tempted by those sweets that only increase your weight. However, if you do not want to give up on that calorie heavy fest, then you need to start exercising. It is the best way to balance your increasing weight during holidays and New Year’s.
The following are a few tips that will get you through the New Year as a new energised person.
A little bit of Bondi Yoga
Start your mornings with a half an hour Yoga session. Start with simple exercises that ensure that your body is stretched and your excess fat is under check. Yoga does not only reduce your excess weight, it also makes your body fit.
One of the most interesting things about Yoga is its breathing exercises. Make sure you spend at least 15 minutes on these exercises. And, then in the end, just sit down quietly and meditate. You will start feeling like a different person altogether.
While Yoga does bringin active energy into your mind, you also need to focus on your body and build your stamina as well as strength. It is always better to go for a jog or 5 mile run once you are done with your Yoga session.
If you can’t find time in the morning, then go for a run in the evening. However, there is also the choice of going to the gym or learning martial arts or joining a dance class. All these activities will increase your stamina and strength. It will also speedup the process of weight loss.
Make healthy choices
If you have a sweet-tooth, then don’t compromise on the cakes, chocolates and sweets.
Instead, make a healthy choice of eating only healthy food when it is time for your meals – be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you know there chocolate pastry in the house and you will be eating two pieces of it, then make a conscious choice to eat only fruits or salad for lunch.
While it is not advisable to skip lunch as an option to maintain your weight, you can change the timings of your meals. This way you will be able to balance your food intake at regular intervals. In addition, you can choose to eat healthy snacks especially, when you know you are going to indulge in sweets for the day.
Avoid alcohol and smoking
You can also cut down on liquor and smoking in order to stay fit. Don’t indulge in binge drinking as it will skew your health plans once you wake up with a massive hangover.
Meanwhile, smoking directly affects your stamina levels. Inhaling cancerous smoke leads to respiratory issues. If you are serious about staying fit, then this is one thing you must work towards stopping completely.