The festive feeling is most defiantly upon us, the lights, the tinsel, the blue Santa's hats and the Carole singers congregating in various town/city centres nationwide. However, the one thing most of us have definitely got in the back of our minds is…that epic Christmas day meal. That’s when the whole family gets together and to be honest, that‘s what Christmas is all about, right?
Well lets just take a second to remember what we are about to get ourselves into here; Tins and tins of Roses, Celebrations and Quality Street, whipped/pouring/ice cream, rich desserts, glazed meat, golden potatoes, mince pies, Christmas coffees, candy canes and of course, alcohol.
Now there really shouldn't be any rules at Christmas, however here are some words of wisdom you may wish to take into account if you don't want a belly the size of father Christmas by the end of the day and there no better place to start than the beginning.
Great song that! Well, depends on which version you’re familiar with. Anyway I digress!
Over the years, as a result of personal experience, reading and speaking to other fitness professionals, I have definitely learnt a lot more about food/nutrition/diet.
One thing that has remained constant across my learning experience is the fact that everyone has the same view of how important what we eat is to our wellbeing, especially weight management.
I have read, and been told that nutrition is more important than exercise, and a phrase I have seen banded around a lot recently is ‘’You can’t out run a bad diet.’’ This describes the importance of nutrition in a clear and concise manner.
No matter how hard, often, and intensely we train, if we’re not eating and drinking the right stuff, we’ll find ourselves going round in a vicious cycle, and finding it very difficult to achieve any semblance of a healthy lifestyle.
So with all this in mind, let’s have a closer look at what constitutes a balanced diet.
Justine Clement is the founder of Learn Shed Live, I hope you enjoy her post......
True health is like a collage of different paints on an artists palette. When mixed correctly, the paints merge together to create the desired look and feel. Being physically fit is a key factor to health, but the importance of tapping into our own unique character strengths, taking adequate rest and relaxation, eating wholesome nourishing food, immersion in nature and creating positive social engagement with those around us completes the circle – no one thing on it’s own is quite enough.
Everyone is unique and there are many different areas in life that make up good health. So you need to take into consideration a broad spectrum of influences that contributes to your wellbeing – here are some suggestions as a starting point:
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