Are you Christmas Party ready?
Posted: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:12
With the countdown to Christmas comes the even shorter countdown to the preceding Christmas party schedule. The onslaught of canapes, glasses of prosecco and pints of heavy ale generally take quite a toll on our bodies, and all that's before we've even got to the big day itself.
With this in mind, we have racked our brains here at the offices of Active Norfolk to stem the tide of the most gluttonous time of the year and come up with some suggestions for keeping active in December so that you're feeling fit and healthy for when the Christmas party season hits full swing.
Wrap Up and Step Out:
As keen followers of the Active Norfolk social media pages will know, our Wrap Up and Step Out challenge came to an end last week after hundreds of people answered the call and went walking in beautiful autumnal Norfolk and sent us their pictures. But just because our campaign has finished for 2017, it doesn't mean you have to stop going out - one of the best times to enjoy the Norfolk Countryside is on frosty winter mornings.
Many Norfolk running clubs are holding a Santa Run this year after the craze of dressing up in red and white and running a short distance continues to become a more significant part of the Christmas build-up every year. This year there are Santa Runs taking place in Attleborough, Norwich, Thetford and many other locations across the county.
Find Emptiness at the Gym:
In the New Year, you're likely to spend more time queuing for your favourite machine in the gym than lifting weights. So take advantage of the pre-Christmas lull in attendance and get down to the gym where you'll probably be able to get your circuit done in half the usual time.
When the weather outside is frightful it can be extremely difficult to get motivated to do anything active that involves twenty minutes of full-body numbness before you eventually begin to feel your fingers again. Sometimes then, booking a badminton court, exercise class, swimming session or any other form of indoor activity just makes sense. In Norfolk there are hundreds of indoor activity centres and sessions taking place over December, take a look at our activity finder to find out more.