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How To Keep Active Around Christmas

The holiday season is a time of celebration and relaxation of course! While it's tempting to let go of our regular fitness routines, staying active during the festive season can help maintain our well-being and energy levels. The good news is, you don't have to sacrifice the joy of Christmas to stay active. Here are some guilt-free tips to keep you moving and feeling your best throughout the holidays.

  1. Embrace Festive Workouts: Turn your exercise routine into a celebration of the season. Try holiday-themed workouts like "12 Days of Fitness" challenges. This not only keeps you active but also adds a touch of festive fun to your routine.

  2. Make Family Time Active Time: Plan active outings with family and friends. Whether it's a winter hike, a friendly game of football, or a stroll to see holiday decorations, turning social gatherings into active events is a win-win for everyone.

  3. Incorporate Quick Workouts: If your schedule is packed with holiday festivities, opt for shorter, high-intensity workouts. Quick bursts of exercise can be just as effective and are easier to fit into a busy day. Try a 20-minute HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) session to keep your metabolism revved up. Try doing these at home too!

  4. Set Realistic Goals: Understand that the holiday season is a time for enjoyment, not extreme fitness challenges. Set realistic and achievable goals that allow you to stay active without feeling overwhelmed. This could be as simple as committing to a certain number of active minutes each day.

  5. Include Everyone: Encourage friends and family to join you in staying active. Whether it's a group yoga session, a friendly step-count competition, or a nature walk, involving others can make staying active more enjoyable and hold everyone accountable.

  6. Opt for Outdoor Activities: Take advantage of the winter weather and engage in outdoor activities. Ice skating, going for a run or even a walk around a Christmas market can be great ways to stay active while enjoying the beauty of the season.

  7. Prioritise Self-Care: The holiday season can be stressful, and taking care of your mental well-being is just as important as staying physically active. Incorporate activities like meditation or yoga to recharge and reduce stress.

  8. Quality over quantity when it comes to food: As hard as it can be to not overindulge during christmas, try and think about the quality of the food you eat over the quantity of food to try and keep the nutrients up whilst enjoying your christmas dinner!


This holiday season, don't let guilt dampen the festive spirit. By incorporating these guilt-free tips into your routine, you can strike a balance between enjoying the joys of Christmas and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. Remember, staying active during the holidays isn't about punishment but about taking care of yourself so that you can fully enjoy the festive season.

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Dec 11, 2023

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Dec 11, 2023
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Don’t give ideas to Billy for the festive METCON 😅

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