Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fitness in Christmas

Things to do in Wales to keep fit before Christmas.

Want to make January’s diet just a tiny bit easier? Start the activities before Christmas to try and take on the “Quality Streets” before you’ve even opened the tin.

Perhaps a Cycle ride would be a great time-passer for the weekend, so why not try the Taff Trail. It’s great for all the family and has lots of stops at cafes, woodland parks and castles.

The route follows the Taff valley using old railway lines, canals and forestry paths to link Cardiff Bay with the Brecon Beacons via Llandaff, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.
It is 55miles over all and really shows off Wales gorgeous scenery; it can be rode on a bike, a horse or simply walked.

Whether its rain or shine it’s good to get out and see the Welsh Countryside in its natural habitat and the adrenaline created will last for days – not only this but you will be cycling your way to fitness before anyone has even mentioned the dreaded “January Diets”.

If cycling doesn’t take your fancy then why not get the kids and the dogs in the car and take them down to the beach for the day – not only will they love running around with the fresh sea air rushing through their hair but you burn many more calories walking across sand than usual walking without even realising it. If you’ve got your partner with you as well it will feel extra special as there is nothing more romantic than strolls across the beach.

For extra Christmas fitness check out your local leisure centre and see if anything takes your fancy – maybe dance classes, swimming or football will come in handy for keeping off the extra christmas pounds.

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