What if it were possible to avoid weight gain during the Christmas holidays by getting ready for it, starting right at the beginning of December? You can! To get your body ready for the many holiday feasts to come – and not have to suffer through a detox diet in January – just walk as often as you can starting now!
Sport is good... But don't overdo it
Christmas is coming and now's the time to get ready by staying in shape with a gentle activity like walking. There's no point in starting up a hardcore sports programme. You're more likely to get injured or discouraged after just a few workouts. Try this four-week walking programme to get back in shape and feel great.
No matter what your walking style, wether you're practising active or power walking, you can be sure that by constantly keeping one foot on the ground, you can protect your joints. Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's not effective. Walking can keep your weight in check and does your mind a world of good. It's a fantastic way to stay in shape safely!
Walking does wonders for your weight
It's simple: walking does double duty for your body by burning off calories and working your abs. Strong abs support your digestive organs as well as your intestinal muscles.
This helps your body assimilate the nutrients from what you eat and limit weight gain. Walking is also an excellent activity to help you relax, which in turn aids digestion!
- Remember: athletes and people who regularly do sport assimilate nutrients from food better than those who don't do sport. An active body burns more calories than a tired body!
Overindulging will catch up with you!
Walking may be great exercise, but it's not a magic wand. It can help you regulate your calorie intake but can't compensate for constant overindulgence. Eating a healthy, balanced diet every day in addition to walking will help you stay slim and trim.
Four tips to make walking a part of your holiday routine
- Plan your walking sessions for the entire month, either by following a specific programme or adding bursts of walking throughout your daily activities.
- Keep walking during the week after Christmas to help eliminate toxins from Christmas dinner and get ready for the inevitable extravagance of New Year's Eve festivities. It's a great way to get a jump on your New Year's resolutions!
- If you're celebrating with family, ask them to come along with you and see for themselves how great walking feels.
- Be sure to pay attention to your stride to prevent injury and get the most out of your walk!