December is all about family, friends and celebrations. Long summer days in the southern hemisphere means it’s time for lazy BBQs, late night parties and too many excuses to overindulge.
Finding the enthusiasm to workout during this exciting time can be hard. Hopewood is here to remind you how great exercise makes you feel.
So keep moving during the holiday season so you’ll enter the New Year feeling energised! There are lots of reasons why it’s a great idea.
With so many upcoming social functions and events it’s important that you feel ready to socialise. When you exercise, endorphins are released into your brain which makes you feel happy and confident. Confidence is not about what size or shape you are, it’s about feeling comfortable within your own body.
Continuing with your exercise routine throughout December is important to maintain your health. This year, try increasing your exercise intensity by a small amount every day to tone up for that gorgeous New Year’s dress! You’ll feel more motivated if you have a goal to strive for. Why not use something simple like an outfit or a shopping spree as a reward for sticking to your exercise routine.
Make your exercise enjoyable again! Try different types of exercise. Don’t like working out alone? Join a class or a team. Feel intimidated by the others at the gym? Try going earlier in the morning when it’s less busy. You can even catch up with a friend by going for a long walk and chat about your upcoming Christmas plans!
Make the most of the sunny weather and take your exercise outdoors! Get together with a bunch of friends and do a boot camp. There’s plenty of workouts available online or through mobile apps. Try circuit workouts like tabata to guide you through sets of exercises. Doing this weekly will do wonders for your social life and your!