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3 Great Reason to Train over Christmas

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December 15, 2022

Wondering whether you should train over Christmas? 

Here’s 3 great reasons to train over Christmas that don’t involve “weight loss”

  1. Making good use of extra calories

You’re going to eat more, probably lots more than usual, good food, bad food, snacks, leftovers

What’s awesome about this is that you get to use those extra calories to build some muscle!

Lifting weights in particular whilst you’re eating more calories than you need is a great way to promote muscle growth 

Often if you have long term weight loss goals you’ll spend most of the year trying to restrict calories

And sure, with a good weight training program you’ll put on muscle

This time of year is a great time to change it up and really super charge the muscle growth

  1. You’re more fun when your mental health is great

And the number 1 thing for mental health, is movement, particularly movement that makes you sweat

You’ll be more fun around Christmas lunch

Maybe even have more patience for Aunty Maud’s probing questions about marriage and children

Uncle Jack won’t seem quite as obnoxious after 17 tins

Jokes aside, Christmas is a stressful period for a lot of people

Even just the change from the routine of work and school, to the crazy schedule we often have over this period

Training can help massively with your ability to deal with those stressors!

  1. Keep the habit

This is massive

How often has “I’ll take a break for a couple of weeks” in December turned into “so, I haven’t trained in 8 months” in August

Keeping the habit of making time for myself, for self care 

So many people are terrible at this, you’re probably the same

Putting others first, and giving up any spare time you have to husbands, wives, children, friends 

And not leaving any time to put your own mask on, to take some time to look after yourself

It’s an easy trap to fall into, and lots of people do it

Stay on track, to stay on track 

Need help over Christmas, or something to look forward to in January? Reach out

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