Flatsnout Fitness Boxing-12 Days of Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas Day 1
Over the next twelve days look out for some practical and useful fitness and nutrition tips to keep you trim this festive season
Broccoli - Forget the Christmas tree, it’s all about the broccoli… tree!
Broccoli can effectively help you lose weight. Broccoli is high in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in calories and fat. By simply adding a regular dose of this leafy green vegetable to your diet, you can meet your daily nutrient needs and lose weight at the same time.
Women! Get more effective fat loss by weight training
Think weightlifting only benefits those who want huge muscles and bulging biceps?
Although many people only lift weights to add bulk, when compared against cardio exercise, strength training comes out on top in the battle to burn calories.
The huge advantage to weight training is your body's ability to burn fat during and after exercise.
Plank for Santa!
Endless crunches put pressure on your spine and, when done incorrectly, can give you a set of weird, distended abs. Planks are perfect for working your core in a way that keeps you injury-free and builds the flat stomach or six pack you're after.
Make sure your back is straight and tense your abs and glutes. Hold without allowing your hips to drop (and don’t put your bum in the air)
Start with 30 seconds and build up to 1 minute (or more)
Carbs are GOOD!
Carbs in their natural, fibre-rich form are generally healthy. Processed foods with sugar and refined carbs are extremely unhealthy
Eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fibre.
Enjoy a balanced diet full of carbs, proteins, fats and sugars to maintain a healthy body.
Jump your way to a better body
Skipping is a great way to get fit and tone your body. Skipping offers a host of health benefits including improved muscle tone, coordination, balance and flexibility without the great impact on your joints.
Skipping gives a full body workout, utilising muscles in the legs, arms, shoulders, abs and glutes
According to the British Rope Skipping Association, 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.