Don't let stress and exhaustion floor you. This four-point plan will keep you on track as the big day approaches
Rushing around buying presents, food, a tree and decorations, hurrying to get cards written and posted, clearing up the house before the family arrives - no wonder many of us feel ready to drop by the time Christmas Day arrives.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has advice to us all stay well in body and mind.
Physiotherapist Sammy Margo says, 'Christmas is a time when we want to feel at our best. But for many of us the combination of too much food and drink, lack of exercise and increased stress leave us feeling thoroughly deflated by the time the festive season gets going.'
Follow her four-point plan to ensure you enjoy your Christmas:
Sammy's Christmas tip: Take a walk of at least 30 minutes after your Christmas lunch - and take your family with you. It's exercise that you can all do together.
Sammy's Christmas tip: Leave more time and plan your tasks. Build shopping into work lunch hours to ensure you get exercise and tasks done at the same time.
Sammy's Christmas tip: Keep your bedroom cool (16-18C) and examine your mattress and pillows - try using different numbers of pillow to find the most comfortable position for you.
Sammy's Christmas tip: See your GP or a chartered physiotherapist. Get aches and pains assessed before starting new exercises. Think about getting a regular sports massage if you suffer regular muscle strain.
Planning a New Year fitness, weight loss or detox campaign? Visit our fitness and eating plans channels for ideas. Why not log your intentions on our Zest readers' challenges forum to get support from other Zesties?
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