Did you eat or drink too much over Christmas?
This blog discusses some easy tips to get yourself back on track and start 2022 with a bang.
The festive season can be a season of overindulgence, and for many, it can be difficult to maintain fitness and nutritional routines. It is only natural to enjoy Christmas and New Year with a well-earned break and festive treats, but how do you get yourself back on track? Here are some tips to help you set the course for a healthy and happy 2022.
Tip 1: Take a walk
Research suggests that taking a short walk after a meal can help manage blood glucose levels, reduce digestive issues, boost heart health and improve sleep. However, if you have eaten a large meal, you may need to wait before heading off on that walk. The amount of time to wait depends on the individual and the size of the meal. Also, consider the length and difficulty of the walk you plan to take. Start small and work towards something more ambitious. 
Tip 2: Drink more water
Staying hydrated will help your body to digest food, help your body fight off dehydration from too much alcohol and encourage your metabolism. If you are drinking, try alternating that glass of wine with a glass of water
Tip 3: Eat well
After overindulging on Christmas goodies, be sure to cut back on treats after Christmas and fill each meal with essential nutrients. Eating a balanced diet will help you to feel your best and fuel your body for those post-Christmas exercise goals.
Tip 4: Set realistic goals
Setting goals can help you achieve success and keep you motivated to stick to an exercise routine. However, be mindful not to be too ambitious. Staggering your fitness goals and working towards bigger targets can help to ensure you reach your goals successfully and will give you a sense of achievement helping to keep you motivated.
Tip 5: Seek professional support
The last two years have seen us dealing with lockdowns and restrictions. We have had to do a lot of things alone, so it is very tempting to just push through. However, having a professional on your team can help you deal with any underlying issues, help you achieve your fitness goals and help you to avoid injury.
The team at Move Better for Life is here to help.
At Move Better for Life, our focus is on keeping you fit and healthy. If you’re in pain, feeling unmotivated or looking to improve your overall wellbeing, we are here for you. Our team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists will help you achieve your physical health goals.
Depending on the current circumstances, we can assist you within the comfort of your own home or face-to-face.
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- Reynolds, A. and Venn, B., 2018. The Timing of Activity after Eating Affects the Glycaemic Response of Healthy Adults: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Nutrients, [online] 10(11), p.1743. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267507/.
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