The Switch & Co guide to surviving the festive season.
The holidays are here, which means it’s time to let loose and enjoy all the Christmas festivities with friends, family and colleagues. We know it’s hard not to overindulge, but there’s no need to feel guilty as it’s all about finding a healthy balance.
To help you stay healthy over the holidays, both in body and in mind, we’ve rounded up a few tips to keep in mind:
Eggnog, mulled wine or festive cocktail—don’t hesitate to have a drink (or two), but try to alternate each one with a glass of water to make sure you stay hydrated and don’t wake up with a pounding hangover the next day.
Instead of piling everything onto your plate (and into your stomach), choose only the food that you truly love and practice mindfulness by savouring each bite and enjoying it slowly. By doing so, you’ll find that you’ll naturally keep your calorie intake in check.
Get enough sleep
Don’t stay up too late waiting for Santa, as a lack of sleep can weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to the cold or flu. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep each night to help keep your energy levels (and party stamina) up.
‘Tis the season for giving, but don’t forget to treat yourself to a little self-love as well, whether it’s with a personal gift, relaxing massage or just some quiet time to yourself. It’s been a crazy year, and taking the time to unwind is essential for feeling your best.
‘HIIT’ the gym
Burn off holiday stress and all those extra Christmas calories by hitting the gym. HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes, which alternative periods of intense cardio intervals with shorter periods of rest, are particularly effective at torching calories both during and long after workouts.
Get the most out of your workout with one of these HIIT classes on Switch & Co this week:
- 45 Inferno at Precision Fitness
- Cardio Dance + HIIT at Flye Fitness
- HIIT at Trifit Fitness
- Hybrid HIIT at Hybrid MMA and Fitness
- HIIT at Calibrate Studio