WA Health Group Advent Calendar
Updated: 5 days ago
This time of year is always the most challenging to stick your health and fitness goals. Multiple Christmas lunches, celebratory drinks or parties arise and your routine can quickly go out the window. But remember, life is a balance! It is possible to celebrate and be merry at Christmas time, without undoing all your hard work. We have created our own Advent Calendar to help keep your goals on track; so instead of eating a chocolate everyday refer to the date and keep yourself motivated this festive season!
Dec 1st: Drink plenty of water. This will decrease your chances of over eating.
Dec 2nd: Utilise the beautiful summer weather! Organise catch ups with friends and family outdoors for a game of soccer or lawn bowls in the afternoon sun or go walking around the river.
Dec 3rd: Pre plan your exercise schedule ahead of time around your social activities.
Dec 4th: Book your exercise into your schedule like you would a Christmas party.
Dec 5th: Make that Christmas shopping exercise! Deliberately chose shops that are in different areas of the shopping centre so you get those steps up for the day.
Dec 6th: Give the gift of health. Keep your gifts orientated towards the health and well-being of your family and friends. Try a healthy cookbook, a fitball, a bicycle or a FitBit to get them motivated.
Dec 7th: Get the kids involved: If your children are on school holidays, take them down to the local pool, take them bike riding or try a new activity as a family.
Dec 8th: In a social gathering, try drinking a soda water and slice of lime. This will allow it to give the appearance you’re drinking without it being obvious.
Dec 9th: Have a snack before you go to your Christmas party. Often the food may be inadequate or you may be drinking prior to the lunch so putting something in your stomach will allow you to control your appetite and alcohol consumption.
Dec 10th: Plan healthy treats instead of Christmas lollies.
Dec 11th: Set some goals to stick by over the Christmas period. Write them down and stick them on your fridge or bathroom mirror.
Dec 12th: Space drinks with water.
Dec 13th: If you have multiple things on in one day, plan a walk in between.
Dec 14th: Pick one meal of the day that you perhaps may indulge in, not both lunch and dinner.
Dec 15th: Get up and go early. Do your exercise before anyone gets up and out of bed. The sun is up early and it will set you up for the day to make good choices.
Dec 16th: Recruit a training buddy. Everyone is in the same boat at Christmas; busy. Finding someone to commit to exercise time with you and stay on track.
Dec 17th: Change your mindset. Rather going into this festive season thinking; I'm too busy to exercise – remind yourself how good it makes you feel and how much better you’ll feel afterwards.
Dec 18th: Don’t forget to rest. Sleep is an important part of a healthy mind and body, and often busy days and poor diet choices can lead to interrupted sleep.
Dec 19th: Don’t feel guilty if you over indulge. You’re only human and tomorrow is a new day.
Dec 20th: Smaller plates and servings; allow for portion control at the dinner table so you’re only cooking for one serve per person.
Dec 21st: If you’re catering for a party, make sure you check for dietary needs and offer healthy options.
Dec 22nd: Set a New Year’s Resolution to focus on for the beginning of 2016.
Dec 23rd: Don’t mix drinks and choose them wisely.
Dec 24th: Leave a carrot and a glass of milk out for the reindeer and Santa.
Dec 25th: Remember to enjoy family and friends; after all that’s what it’s all about!
We are also running a promotion to help you kick start your New Year’s Resolution for 2016. Come trial our gym for free in January and February at our Canning Vale Clinic! Please see below promotion below and contact the clinic on 6162 2616.
From the team at WA Health Group – we wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and festive season. We are open until 1pm Christmas Eve for all your health needs. We are also selling Christmas gift packages which are available in our Canning Vale Clinic.