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The challenges of staying healthy over Christmas


December is a time for indulging – so many tasty treats and so little time…mince pies, Christmas pudding, Christmas log, panettone….and then there are the savoury delights, from the Christmas turkey and stuffing and ham, to all those yummy party goodies such as vol-au-vents, angels on horseback to mention just a few….aaaanddddd the alcohol….and most times, we are so busy, that it might be difficult to counter all this indulgence with some extra exercise!


Of course, we don’t want to put a damper on Christmas as this is the time to have fun, enjoy yourself and your time with friends and family. So we just wanted to give you a few simple tips on how you can make the best of the festive fun while still staying fit and healthy!


First of all, DO enjoy yourself!



This is the time to enjoy yourself, especially after all we have been going through with the pandemic. Make sure that you seize the opportunity to spend quality time and cherish special moments with friends and family. Focus on the important things and don’t over-stress about the organisation and the details.


And give yourself a time-out – if you do not manage to exercise as much as you would want to, you’re entitled to a break!


A good breakfast is even more important during these times

Waking up bloated or with a hangover in the morning, you may be tempted to soak all that alcohol away with a fry-up. But this is NOT ideal. We would recommend a healthy omelette with loads of veggies as this will give you an energy boost and will provide much-needed hangover-busting vitamins and nutrients. Alternatively a probiotic yoghurt and a generous helping of berries will also do the trick.


Drink loads of water

Water really is the source of all life and can work miracles. Do drink plenty of water as this will rehydrate you and keep your metabolism active, giving you energy and keeping you alert so that you can continue to enjoy the fun.


Do give a thought to what you are eating and drinking

It’s so easy – and natural - to overindulge at this time of the year. However, being mindful of what you are eating and drinking will go a long way to helping your level of intake. Are you feeling overfull and bloated? Then do stop eating or drinking as this will just make you feel more sluggish and reduce from your energy and enjoyment.


Take a walk and try to make some time for exercise



Finding time for your regular workouts may be a challenge especially with your and the kids’ holidays. But you can still take regular walks or some other form of exercise and take the opportunity to blow off steam when you can. The fresh air will do you good and the movement will help you work all those extra calories! You can also use it as an outing with family or with friends.


And to end on a light note….

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”

—William E. Vaughan, journalist and author.


We would like to wish you a blessed Christmas. And we hope that 2022 brings you lots of love, laughter, and joy.

If you would like more information about our services do contact us on +356 21221355, +356 9985 2404 or send an email on info@clinipath.com.mt.


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