Ahh the summer months, gorgeous long days, perfect for backyard cricket and fish and chips on the beach.
No doubt by now you've had time to process your Christmas indulgences, and perhaps you've set yourself some fitness goals for 2017.
Here's some tips from us at Dynamic Physio on how to stay active during the summer holidays, when your routine may be slightly out of wack.
1. Set yourself a REALISTIC goal:
Don't set out to go from the couch to getting up at 5am every morning for a 10km run. Start with a manageable routine that you can evolve into a habit. Perhaps start with 3 mornings a week, and build up from there.
2. Get your exercise out of the way early in the day.
Especially if you are on holidays, as the day wears on it becomes easier to just put off your exercise to the next day. You may be distracted by the kids, or a big lunch, or some afternoon beers. If you've ticked off your exercise in the morning you can relax and enjoy yourself.
3. Don't beat yourself up
Even if you have a couple of lazy days (we all do!), it's never too late to pick up where you left off.
4. It takes 21 days to make (or break) a habit.
So stick with it! Try to keep to your routine as long as you can, and it will eventually become a habit.
Hopefully with those easy tips you can create and stick to your fitness routine and goals for this 2017.
But take it easy in your Jandals, every year the ACC processes around 250 claims for Jandal-related-mishaps!