The holidays are different for us all but often result in changes to our eating and exercise routines and added stress. Try to plan your training and celebrations in a way that helps you incorporate family into your healthy lifestyle choices.
The holidays are different for us all but often result in changes to our eating and exercise routines and added stress. Try to plan your training and celebrations in a way that helps you incorporate family into your healthy lifestyle choices. My family knows to expect me to exercise every day of the year, including Christmas day. Invite yours to join you one day at the gym or for a run as this is a great way to get caught up with a brother, sister or friend you haven’t seen in a while. The physiological and psychological benefits of exercise help offset the negative effects of stress and help you maintain a healthy metabolism and sleep / wake cycle. Stick with it through the holidays even if you need to modify it because your gym is closed, or you are vacationing in a remote location.
Another thing that happens over the Christmas season is eating more food including sweets and drinking more alcohol. It is hard to avoid but you can make some great tasting vegan options for yourself and guests including raw date squares and chocolate covered caramel bars. Most alcoholic beverages are vegan but go easy because it is empty calories and can impact your workout the following morning. I love beer so one thing I do is stock a combination of beers including non-alcoholic beer that is low in calories but big on flavour. If you do happen to over indulge, be sure to end the evening with drinking 3-4 large glasses of water and taking mega dosages of B vitamins as these will help your liver detoxify your system quicker and reduce hangover symptoms.
Thank you for following along on our brand journey and for your support. Enjoy your holiday celebrations, keep exercising and eating vegan whenever you can. It matters and will benefit you and our planet.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Dr. Darren Burke, CEO