Christmas for many people is also a busy social time, spent with family and friends while you’re out of routine away from work and school.
It’s also a time when people typically indulge and often gain a bit of weight, adding further pressure to keep working out over the festive period.
But feeling guilty ruins the festive fun and taking a break won’t ruin your body or your goals, in fact you might come back to your usual exercise routine in the New Year feeling rested and invigorated.
On the other hand you might genuinely feel better exercising, as I explained to the Metro below, and that’s fine too:
“Not everyone celebrates Christmas, and if you’re spending the day alone then some exercise might be a way of doing something for you, if it makes you feel good,” explains personal trainer Polly Hale.
“Christmas can be a challenging time of year for people with mental health problems. ‘If exercise helps relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, or keeps you away from the booze you might otherwise drink far too much of, then keeping up your normal workouts over the holidays isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
“I guess it’s up to you and if you need a break, take one guilt free, relax. But if you genuinely feel better when you exercise, don’t let family and friends make you feel guilty for taking that important time out for yourself.”
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