Time to Start Exercising After Chinese New Year

Time to Start Exercising After Chinese New Year

Since the New Year and Christmas have come and gone, there are chances for most of us to overindulge in various sinful mouth-watering festival dishes, rich and delicious rice cakes, calorie-filled pastries and greasy dim sum. Of course, these did seem like a good idea at that moment but not now.

So, you ended up gaining pounds during the Lunar New Year, but the Chinese New Year is the right time to go on a hogging – spree and still remain healthy. How is it possible? Let’s check out.

Steps To Remain In Shape For Chinese New Year

Go For Right Strategies

It is necessary for regaining control over the nutrition strategy, but you also need to go for effective workouts just after the end of holidays like weighted compound movements consisting of deadlifts, barbell squats, overhead shoulder press, etc accompanied with HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training).

Many health coaches often recommend incorporating plyometric training with the HIIT sequences. Plyometric is also called as jump training and this is one that involves in jumping boundaries and contains high impact exercises to focus on increasing the stretch reflex of the muscles. Exercises may have to be altered if you have a prevailing injury.

Avoid Extreme Dieting

It is easy for an individual to lose weight by reducing the carb intake, but by being too extreme will lead to losing lean muscle mass and even slow down their metabolism. In addition, this will reduce the fat reducing capacity of the body, lead to mental dullness, lower the energy levels, create negative mood swings, etc. It is preferable if you go for more realistic, balanced and sustainable method of flexible dieting.

Prevent Common Mistakes

Some of the common mistakes, you might make is cutting out the carbs, overworking the body and not getting enough sleep or rest. Many health experts feel that it is necessary to be hydrated by drinking water regularly and never restrict from fun foods, which will lead to mentally relapsing.

Get A Workout Buddy

Some people might find exercising alone boring and would like to have a partner or reliable companion to encourage. No doubt, having a friend or buddy to workout with you is a huge motivation and makes you accountable to each other. Also, you are bound to go for new sports or events together.

Eating Right

Diet plays a major role in keeping you fit during the festival shenanigans. Most health experts feel that one must take time to search for the healthy and best food option near their work or home. Even you can pack your own meals to have them at work.

Wrapping Up

The time is right to start your post-Chinese New Year workout, so don’t forget to plan your gym session and watch your diet while you are at it. At times you might need assistance in sourcing for fitness training and healthy food. In such situation, you can hire professional trainers to make sure that you achieve your fitness goals for the rest of the year.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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