The holidays can be a bit of a bittersweet occurrence for fitness freaks. It is a time when we must fortify our resolves to protect the muscle-gains and fat-losses that we made during the year.
Fasted or Morning Cardio
This is by far the best way to stay fit during the holidays. Ideally, you should wake up in the morning and indulge in some intense cardio so your body immediately starts cutting into stored body-fat for energy. If you’re not a morning person, you could exercise after a four-hour fast.
High-Intensity Interval-Training and Full-Body Blasts
Essentially, this involves replacing long hours in the gym with shorter yet intense workouts with minimal breaks and maximum intensity. By alternating between cardio and bodyweight exercises you can wire your body into a fat-burning machine.
Capitalise on Seasonal Activities
Snow-shoeing, sledding, hiking, ice-skating, all of these activities can burn from 400 to 1000 calories per hour! Many overseas holiday packages are also available by entities such as Aitken Spence Holidays, with many offering a multitude of adventurous activities in foreign nations.
Find a Partner
Having a partner, or even a group of friends who you exercise with, can be a brilliant way to keep yourself motivated since you can encourage each other, and allow yourself to be encouraged to stick to a plan and not give in to temptation.
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