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RESERVISTS - Know your rights and obligations
December 10, 2009
THE festive season is not usually
a good time for girths, as physi-
cal activity takes a back seat
to eating, drinking and being
merry. To salvage your hard-won fit-
ness, a plan of action is needed.
Christmas works on two fronts in shift-
ing the balance of energy intake versus
output. Apart from having to store a calo-
rie surplus, the body, in the absence of
exercise, can lose about one per cent of
fitness a day over a month.
If your New Year resolution is to get
fitter/faster/stronger, you may find it takes
several weeks, if not months, to regain
pre-Christmas fitness levels.
It is unrealistic to expect you to
increase your training regime over the
stand-down period, but the SWEAT prin-
ciple might help you keep healthy.
Switch off: Set aside 30 minutes a
day for no-electronics playtime. That is,
turn off the TV and video games and play
Watch the intake: Wait at least 20
minutes before having second helpings.
Don't keep junk food around (if you
really want it, you'll have to walk to the
shops). Drink water before and with your
meals. Alternate a glass of water for every
glass of alcohol or tea and coffee. Drink
Without wanting to spoil the fun and fare
of Christmas, LT Rob
for giving your body th
Give fat the heave-ho ho ho
FAMILY FITNESS You're never
too young to learn about stay-
ing healthy at Christmas, even if
Santa has other ideas.
Photo: CPL Corinne Boer
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