Hottest 5 Chrismas Fitness TipsBy
Yeah, it’s a busy time.
Yeah, goodies abound.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
1. You can make excuses or you can make fitness gains, but you can’t do both.
But you also have control over your schedule. If you think you don’t, then you need to make some serious life changes and either brake free from your kidnapper or strip away negative influences like TV, controlling people, over-scheduling yourself, that job you hate but feel compelled to stay at, etc. I am not suggesting you make these decisions in a vacuum, but c’mon at some point you need to excel past mediocrity, right? Do your research and work toward that freedom to have control of your life.
Okay, now that we have the EXCUSES out of the way, let’s move along:
2.This is the time of year when you’ll have to plan a little extra time to burn calories unless you plan to reduce your caloric intake (i.e. no goodies). It’s doubtful that you choose the ladder so let’s begin with the former. Get used to increasing your activity.
3. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily! Do it now, put down the mouse and find the nearest clean watering hole! Your kidneys, intestines, heart, lungs, brain, skin…everything will function better.
4. Add 5-10 minutes of interval training in 5-6 days weekly above and beyond your current workout routine. You’ll see strength gains and fat-loss during a time of year when most people are going in the other direction. Here are ideas of exercises you can do:
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5. Be sure to go extra on your fresh raw fruit and veggie intake to combat all those nagging viruses and curb those cravings for goodies. The green leafies work the best in this regard. I’m talking kale, Swiss chard, collards, spinach, etc. You need 10-13 servings minimum of every color of the rainbow in fresh produce every day. Check out Juice Plus link on the right margin, if you fall short of this.
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