Keep off the ki­los

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVICE, TRUST, CARE: FOR YOUR HEALTH -

THE se­cret to burn­ing off those ex­tra Christ­mas ki­los is to avoid eat­ing and drink­ing to ex­cess.

Ex­er­cise and Sports Sci­ence Aus­tralia’s ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Anita Hob­son-Pow­ell said keep­ing ex­er­cise and eat­ing habits in check was eas­ier than shift­ing ki­los af­ter­wards.

Ms Hob­son-Pow­ell has five tips to beat the Christ­mas bulge.

Break out the back­yard cricket – this fave Aussie pas­time is fun for all the fam­ily.

Talk and walk – dur­ing your next phone chat, wan­der around the house or do sim­ple squats or lunges to burn calo­ries at the same time.

Dance to your own beat – crank up the tunes while bak­ing and dance away.

Pre­vent temp­ta­tion – fuel up with a healthy meal be­fore go­ing Christ­mas shop­ping, and serve healthy snacks at home.

Keep up healthy habits – keep up your ex­er­cise rou­tine and jazz it up to make it fun.

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