Happy holidays from all at Run England!
24 December 2012
All of us at the Run England team would like to wish you a very happy festive period and New Year!
Whether you can't help yourself sneaking out for a Christmas Day run, or you're too full from mince pies and chocolate to even move, we hope you have a happy holiday.
If you do want to make sure you don't lose too much fitness at this time of year, it's important to stay active, both for fitness but also for your general health. And it will make things so much easier in the new year!
Most of us sit around more than usual at Christmas time and this can tighten up your back, hamstrings and hip flexors. So make sure you look after yourself by getting up to stretch your legs and get some fresh air, even if it just means going for a walk and having a stretch.
Of course, you may want to carry your running on right through Christmas, or even pick it up if you have a bit more spare time to play with. Meeting up with friends for a run is always a great way to have fun and stay safe, and you can even introduce some festive fancy dress!
If you really want to keep in shape, be imaginative with your diet. Make sure you pack your fridge with healthy foods and remember you can snack on things like healthy carrot and celery sticks with hummus or turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce in a wholemeal pitta bread, instead of chocolate and mince pies (although a little bit of over-indulgence is great every now and then!).
So, to every one of our 33,000 members and group leaders, we wish you a happy holidays from all at Run England!