ExerciseNZ’s Richard Beddie urges New Zealanders to keep active over the holidays
New Zealanders wanting to be more active in 2018 should maintain their exercise routines over the holiday period according to Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) Chief Executive Richard Beddie.
Stating that New Zealanders should take a small break over Christmas, but be committed to being more active after New Year’s Eve, Beddie (pictured) explains “enjoy the food but people just need be aware of what they are doing and how much they eat. Plan how to cope over Christmas or at big social gathering situations which may be challenging.
“When there is free unlimited food practice saying, ‘no thank you’.
“Healthy living isn’t about sacrificing for one day, it’s about making changes for the long term, so people should focus less about how much they eat on Christmas day and more on how well they eat and how active they should be for the two weeks either side of 25th December.
“For already active people the challenge can be maintaining the routine; the frequency can drop, but it’s important to keep up regular work outs.
“For those that are not active on a regular basis then holidays and a break from routine can be a great opportunity to form new habits.
“Christmas is approaching fast, and many people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, most people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season helped by lack of physical activity and exercise.
“Kiwis should still keep up their fitness routine whenever possible and if they can’t do that, simply walk more and at least try some form of activity.
“Come New Year, people should set realistic exercise objectives. For those new to activity, if they aim for at least half an hour once or twice a week, they should be very happy to consistently achieve that, and build from there.
“Finally, drink lots of water. This can appease appetites as well as help with staying hydrated.”
There are an estimated 550,000 New Zealanders who work on their fitness at gyms and exercise facilities alone.
26th November 2017 - NEW ZEALAND’S EXERCISE INDUSTRY AWARDS RECOGNISE EXCELLENCE
19th September 2017 - NEW ZEALAND’S MAJOR PARTIES QUIZZED ON EXERCISE AND FITNESS
26th July 2017 - NEW ZEALAND’S FITNESS PROMOTION NEEDS TO MOVE BEYOND SLOGANS
11th July 2017 - GENETICS A GAME CHANGER IN GETTING NEW ZEALANDERS FITTER
27th June 2017 - ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2017 NEW ZEALAND EXERCISE INDUSTRY AWARDS
21st June 2017 - YOGA A KEY PART OF NEW ZEALAND’S GROWING EXERCISE PARTICIPATION
29th March 2017 - STUDY SHOWS HIIT THE BEST EXERCISE FOR ANTI-AGEING
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!