The festive period is a time when we like to catch up with friends and family and add more into our social calendars.... and why shouldn't we enjoy the the odd extra mince pie or glass of mulled wine.
With calorie balance being tipped in favour of consuming more than burning it's important that we try and make time to increase our activity levels to keep our weight at a constant if we do not want the pounds to start piling on.
The easiest way to do this is to start working on it early. In the coming weeks leading up to Christmas establish some good habits both nutritionally and with exercise.
Another good tip is to not buy in all the Christmas food and drink extras too early so you are tempted to start dipping in to them. As soon as that Roses tin is open its hard to resist.
Factor into your week when you are going to exercise and stick to it. Keep a diary of your sessions to help you keep track of your workouts. Walk or cycle to work instead of driving. Every little help!
Lastly when you go out know that you have earned it in the gym or during your workout so that you can enjoy yourself and let your hair down!