We had fun, we joked, we ate, we toasted, greeting the old year and preparing to face the new one with hope.
Among the many good intentions that we have to made, most likely there is also to get back in shape after the Christmas binge.
Keep reading and follow these 3 Tips to Getting Fit After Holidays!
DIET = NUTRTION RULE
Even though it is now known to most, for many the word diet is still synonymous with a restrictive, low-calorie diet, something that involves sacrifices.
In reality, it is not so, it is simply a matter of varying one’s lifestyle a little at a time, a positive change that, more often than not, turns out to be simpler than expected.
3 Tips to Getting Fit After Holidays
1. Let’s get rid of toxins
Among the many functions of adipose tissue there is also that of protecting the body from toxins of excess.
Alcohol, food preservatives and dyes, pesticides in fruit, vegetables and various artificial compounds, are mainly responsible for the general intoxication of our body.
The more toxins we give up, the more our body accumulates fat to defend itself against these harmful substances. For this reason it is useful, one day a week, to consume mainly antioxidant-rich foods such as fruit and vegetables (spinach, blueberries, orange juice, kiwi), limiting the intake of saturated fats to the maximum and reducing the protein intake.
In addition, on this day it is useful to avoid physical activity and take a relaxing Turkish bath or a pleasant sauna instead. In fact, sauna and Turkish bath, by stimulating sweating, favour the disposal of body toxins.
The only precaution to be taken is to immediately replenish the lost liquids by drinking plenty of water.
2. Aerobic physical activity: good news and bad news
The good news is that aerobic exercise involves moderate physical activity. The bad news is that this exercise intensity (light or moderate) is to be performed for at least 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week.
To find the optimal intensity try to speak during the exercise. If you struggle to speak and symptoms of breathlessness appear, it means that the pace is too fast and it must be decreased.
If you are able to speak quietly and do not feel the slightest sign of fatigue, you should increase the intensity slightly until the hints of moderate fatigue appear.
Aerobic disciplines are slow running, cycling, moderate cross-country skiing, walking, rowing and all long-term extensive sports. It is useful to associate these activities with some general toning exercises to be performed at the end of the initial warm-up.
3. No stress
“Mens sana in corpore sana”, said the ancients. Well, this could be the key to changing our lifestyle.
To regain possession of one’s progressively forgotten physicality, to rediscover the PLEASURE of physical activity, to be able to play a game of football with our son, to put on those pants that we wore 10 years ago.
We must not make the mistake of demanding immediate and miraculous results, progress will come little by little, because of the change.
The mental approach with which you start the food and sports program is fundamental, “serenity and motivation” above all.
With the same love with which we give up something dear to us to give it to our wife or son, we make some small sacrifices for our body.
And just as the smile of the person we love will repay us for our renunciation, our body will also give us well-being and vitality.