Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas time!

However you celebrate the holiday, I hope you enjoy it.

If you haven't already started on a fitness journey then use this time to reflect.

Are you fit and healthy?

Do you feel fit and healthy?

Are you starting to pile on the pounds? If so are you prepared to do something about it?

Think of something you used to be able to do with no problem, something simple like running for a bus, a quick kick-around with a football, walking home with heavy shopping bags perhaps.

Life happens and so things change. As you leave school and get a job perhaps you buy your first car (usually not a very good one) :) and so you no longer have to run for the bus or trudge home carrying the heavy shopping. In some ways, that's a shame - it was great exercise.

Life continues, perhaps you get a promotion and are expected to put more time in at work - when did you last kick a football around? Even a 20 minute mess-around still burns calories.

As your kids grow up will you be spending time playing games with them? Are you still fit enough to do that? (go and try it and find out!)

Not all exercise has to be done in a gym. A lot of the exercises that can be done in the gym can often be done elsewhere too, in your home for example.

I've mentioned before that exercise is cumulative. You don't need to do it all in one go. A lit bit, often, still helps.

Take care of yoursleves. Literally.

Merry Christmas! :)