Exercise? I thought you said extra fries!It?s Friday and we?re already heading into the Long weekend which for some people will go on until January 1st 2018. The season of joy and there?s happiness in the form of food, vacations, shopping and more in the air. Also, sometimes over indulgence also is in the air. There are a lot of resolutions, fit by end of 2017, 7 day hack to look good etc etc etc going around. Sometimes they give you results momentarily and you get back what you?ve lost in double and also its not always practical. Each one of us have a different plan for the holidays and the generalised version of anything is not going to work in our favour always. There are a few strategies to follow or implement in your ongoing plan to remain fit this season: 1) Plan Ahead - if you know you?re going away for the holidays or going to be attending a lot of parties or going to be stuck at work doing all the pending work. Whatsoever it is. Try and plan it ahead. If you?re travelling, make sure you know what kind of food is available there and what is the best fit for the plan you?re currently following. Small tips to keep in mind - * if you really want to get into those sweets and sugary stuff, try and have them during the day. As there are more chances of you burning them and use it as energy instead of potentially storing it as fat. * Always try and avoid a heavy meal just before going to bed. The body is already shut off for the day and when you add food into the system - it?s not well digested and in turn will cause stomach upset or gets stored as fat. Which might end up messing with your next day?s plan which is pretty crucial if you?re travelling. * Try and put in a small workout session once in two days to stay on track, even if you?re over indulging. It does not have to be a long 45-60 min session, but rather something a High intensity workout session, where you can choose a 4 exercises you can easily do in a repetitive manner - which might take 15-25 mins of your holiday time - which is not much to ask for. * Carry your shoes - it?ll always make time for some workout ! * Carry your Multivitamins with you, while travelling you?re always on the move - doing those city runs, shopping, sightseeing and you need your body to support you in all these activities and get you through your day. Fast&Up Vitalize has all the required 12 vitamins, 9 minerals and natural nitrate rich ?beetroot? extract. Have 1 effervescent tablet a day with 250ml water preferably with a meal. It?ll give you your required nutrients and boosts your energy levels. 2) Alternate methods of workout - HIIT is a saving grace around the holidays. It's faster than low-intensity cardio and just as effective, if not more. If you're looking for ways to get in a quick, 10-minute sweat session, try doing interval training on a cardio machine by alternating 30-second bursts of running and walking. 3) Eat Strategically - or rather ?Don?t Skip Your Meals? * The most common mistake people end up doing is skipping meals either to watch their weight, or get too busy to grab something to eat. Always remember to eat something small at the least if you?re unable to have a proper meal. * So carry an energy bar, a small box of yoghurt, fruits, dry fruits etc. If you go without a meal for a long time - body goes into stress which releases cortisol under stress. Cortisol hinders your fat burning process and in turn adds a couple of kilos to your weight. So always remember to have meals in proper intervals. * Also, try the local food wherever you?re travelling and consciously choose the fresh produce and ingredients from that place. * The most common issue amongst people are digestive issues like constipation, diarrhoea, gastric issues etc. This can be due to a lot of reasons like the water, hygienic conditions of the place you?ve travelled to, spiciness of the meals, regularity of the meals, the content of the meals. So by following all the above points, try and include a cup of curd in your diet. Preferably at the end of the day after your dinner. The good bacteria is the probiotic that helps in digestion and keeps all your digestive issues at bay. 4) Drink A Lot Of Water - Regardless of the weather outside, try and drink a lot of water. Sometimes when it?s too cold, we tend to not drink a lot of fluids and our water consumption levels go really low. This can lead to dryness of your skin, hair, digestive issues, dehydration, lethargy etc. Make sure to drink a lot of water even when it?s cold outside. If you?re travelling to a tropical area or beachside, then try and include Fast&Up Reload - the perfect hydration to keep you energetic and get you through the hot weather during the day. We also have it in a Berry flavour which just makes it a perfect holiday hydration drink. Water can also satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol. So drink enough water before the festivities. Water is necessary for the body to function at its optimal level, and it can help calm a false sense of hunger. 5) Set Realistic Goals Aim at maintaining your current fitness level or weight, rather than gaining those extra kilos etc.You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed So get ready to be merry and welcome the new year! We wish you are very Merry Christmas & Happy 2018! It isn?t too late to be in Santa?s nice list, all you need to do is share this blog!