Can’t make it to the gym this festive season?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above question, don’t worry. You are probably only one of thousands of people who can’t go to the gym during the holidays, perhaps of course due to any number of different reasons.

Maybe you have family and friends staying over who need to be entertained or perhaps you have planned to go away on a luxurious holiday during the festive season. Whatever the reason may be, it can be perfectly fine if you can’t go to gym.

No time to gym?

Weight loss involves following a healthy diet and engaging in physical activities that can make you burn calories. If gym if not an option to get those calories burning then find other ways of doing so. If you have company for the holidays, take everyone to the beach and go for a swim together. Alternatively play volleyball or other games on the sea sand that get you running, jumping and moving around!

Away from home and the local gym?

If you are away, sightseeing and visiting new places, ditch the tour bus and hire a bicycle to move around to the closer locations. Walk wherever and whenever it is possible. Just be sure that you are dressed comfortably and are safe at all times.

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Remember that push-ups, squats and other simple exercises can even be done in your hotel room so you have no excuses not to exercise this holiday! Who needs a gym anyway?

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.