Christmas is a season of decadence and dinners that often leads to many a New Year’s resolution. Long lunches and longer nights are inevitable in the party season, but these tips will help you end your year the right way by staying fit and healthy throughout the Christmas period.
Pick up the cricket bat
It’s an Aussie tradition. All you need is a bat, a ball and some makeshift stumps, and you’re ready to play. Bring friends, family, and strangers together in the backyard, down the park or by the beach with a friendly game that is bound to get competitive.
Head out for a walk
Take time out from the festivities with a peaceful walk in the beautiful Western Australian sun. There’s no shortage of paths and locations to choose from. Head out by yourself or bring along a group.
Celebrate the seasonal flavours
Unlike the Northern hemisphere, where roast meats and heavy desserts rule, in Australia we have the pick of a range of fresh summer produce. Swap out the mince pies for fruit skewers, frozen mango and icy poles as the treats you turn to. Instead of meat, make the most of the abundance of seafood caught right on our doorstep.
The weather is only going to get warmer, and dehydration is a sure-fire way to ruin your Christmas. Keep a jug of cold water handy, complete with a slice of lemon for that refreshing touch. Don’t forget to top yourself up throughout the day.
We’re still working so that you can work out!
We’re still open on December 23, and after a short break will be back on January 4. All group fitness classes and access to the gym will resume from this date, so drop by and keep summer fit!
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication, and Events