Christmas is often a time of overindulgence, plum pudding, mince pies, seafood, roast meat, chocolate … all washed down with a few beers or glasses of wine. After all it is the festive season, but overindulgence can leave you feeling far from festive! Be mindful of what you are eating, drink in moderation and remember to keep active! Keep Moving Did you know that our current exercise guidelines suggest 300 minutes of moderate or 150 minutes of vigorous activity per week, plus strength-training exercises two or three days a week – Are you meeting this guideline? The Christmas period is filled with beautiful summer evenings – the perfect time to get moving with your friends and family! Now Santa….. We’re particularly worried about you old friend, You need to look after your health to ensure the children will be singing ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ for millennia to come. We’ve put together some tips to help you stay in control of your health this Christmas! Look after your weight
- You need to lose some weight – watch what you eat – around 70% of your diet should come from plant foods! • Cut back on all those cookies you are eating
- If you need assistance with your diet, see a dietitian
Stay healthy on your travels
- Drink plenty of water during your trip • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks before and during the trip • Wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and avoid tight underwear • Do in-flight exercises every half-hour throughout the flight that include flexing and stretching your legs and feet
Be careful how you lift all of those heavy boxes
- Keep your feet wide apart • Be aware of the best lifting technique for you and respect what your body is telling you. Everyone should lift appropriately for their body and state of health or injury. • Maintain the natural curve of your spine
Reduce your risk of falls
- Do moderate exercise 30 minutes a day • Do strength-training exercises two or three days a week • If you’re at risk of falls, perform balance exercises • importantly, see a physiotherapist for a prescribed physical activity plan before you fall off an icy roof!
Strive Physio is CLOSED over the Christmas period. See below:
Thursday 20th December Closed
Closed through until January
Monday 7th January Open
MERRY CHRISTMAS from the TEAM at STRIVE PHYSIO
See you in the New Year.
Best wishes, STRIVE PHYSIO