Post-Festival Weight-loss and Fitness

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply READ MORE...

December is a time of eating, drinking and being merry due to the festivities all around. This means that the holiday period gets tough for our healthy eating habits and exercise regimes.

Here are some things to consider to stay healthy through and after the festivities.

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Think about what you eat and drink

With so much food and drinks right at your fingertips post this festive season, it is indeed tempting to eat all the easily available junk food. Excessive fats and processed sugar consumed from such highly processed food contributes to an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and non alcoholic fatty liver disease and affects your mental health.

Yes, your diet and nutrition choices can make your stress levels go up or down. Certain foods increase the levels of hormones that naturally fight stress like whole grains, avocados, chia seeds or sunflower seeds .

Make sure you start the day with a healthy breakfast

After all of the Christmas festivities, a healthy breakfast is something which is likely to be missed in your priority list. However, a bowl of French fries is not the cure you’re looking for.

Apart from providing us with energy, breakfasts provide important nutrients such as calcium, iron, proteins, fibre and vitamins. The body needs these nutrients and recent evidences reveal that if these are missed in the breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.

For example-Cooked oatmeal topped with almonds or dried cranberries as it is incredibly nutritious and rich in antioxidants.

Drink plenty of water

The term ‘water’ as simple as it sounds, inspite of being readily available (in the urban countries specifically) is not so readily consumed .

During festivities people drink vast amounts of alcohol, not realizing how dehydrated the body gets, making the muscles more prone to being pulled as they are more tight than usual, taking even longer time to repair

Drinking plenty of water helps to keep your metabolism moving, preventing those additional pounds post the festive season, that too at no cost.

Effects of excessive alcohol consumption

By interfering with the hormone system, alcohol can affect blood sugar levels, impair reproductive functions, interfere with calcium metabolism and bone structure, affect hunger and digestion and increase the risk of osteoporosis.

Apart from impairing the hormone system’s ability to work properly, it can disrupt these major body functions:

  • Production, utilization, and storage of energy
  • Reproduction

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At PhysioRehab,we offer a range of fitness regimens to ensure fitness levels are maintained even in this merry season to ensure a fitter 2019.

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