December has arrived, and the festive season is upon us. Staying active and fit during this festive season doesn’t have to be complicated; with a bit of help and guidance, you’ll stay in top-notch shape.
Read on as we discuss the best ways to stay healthy during this festive season.
WHAT IS PILATES?
1. BALANCED DIET
Here’s a list of healthy eating tips to maintain optimal weight:
● Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits can be a snack, dessert, or an integral part of your meal. They’re high in nutrients and vitamins that keep you healthy. Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli are rich in vitamins such as A, C, and K. An easy way to consume them is to prepare a smoothie! Mix the veggies with the fruits and you have a yummy mid-day snack or fulfilling breakfast!
● Some dishes like Jollof Rice have high carbohydrates value, increasing an individual’s energy levels by improving blood flow. Replace regular rice with it, twice a week.
2. DRINK MORE WATER
If you’re looking for a way to stay fit, drinking water is the best solution. Water is essential for the body and helps keep your metabolism running at full speed. Drink at least eight cups of water daily (for adults). Don’t just drink plain old water; at The PAD we stock the best electrolyte powder- it has 6 electrolytes, 0 sugar, and tastes fabulous! It’s called Humantra, grab a box and feel your energy levels remain stable throughout the day!
Being hydrated imparts energy throughout the day and keeps you from getting tired quickly. This will help you stay active and fit this holiday season.
Pilates includes low-impact exercises that don’t require much equipment and can be done at home or in the gym. It is great for beginners who want to exercise but need help knowing where to begin. Find a good studio, and get started!
4. CHOOSE SMALL, HEALTHY STEPS
The best way to stay active during the holidays is to make smarter choices. If you are drinking at night, remember to hydrate during the day, and eat a meal rich in all macros before you do. If you’ve had a heavy night, make sure you compensate the next day! Go easy on the sugar, and load up leafy greens and slow carbs like sweet potatoes and peas. Take the stairs instead of the elevator and park in the spaces farthest away from the door. When you see an escalator, choose the stairs instead!
We require flexibility to preserve a range of motion in the joints, therefore stretching keeps the muscles strong and healthy. Regular stretching exercises not only help you become more flexible, but they can also help you to relax. Focus on wellbeing and meditation activities as you stretch to give your body a breather.
THE BOTTOM LINE
5. AVOID EATING LATE AT NIGHT
You definitely should enjoy your food, but it’s always good to monitor the times at which you are eating. Eating heavy meals late at night will increase the chances of fat deposition.
Overeating late at night can lead to insomnia and put unnecessary strain on your body. A good way of avoiding these issues is by eating small meals throughout the day instead of only eating large meals during dinner time.
Make healthy choices and stay fit during the holiday season. Yasmin Karachiwala’s PAD Pilates and Dance offers the best Pilates classes in Dubai, where you can benefit from a professional Pilates trainer’s guidance and body-building experts too, you’ll achieve expert instruction and a holistic approach to health and wellness too. Do you want to strengthen your core, improve flexibility or reduce back pain? Join our best pilates/exercise classes in Dubai at PAD Pilates and Dance today.