It will be difficult over the next two weeks to stick to a healthy lifestyle when there may be so many temptations over the festive season.
Wellbeing coach and author Marion Mizzi says:
‘it is important to enjoy oneself without overdoing it. Of course many Christmas treats are loaded with calories. One can still relax and enjoy oneself with a bit of thought. Of course if we overdo it over the next few weeks we will see an added weight gain’ A simple Christmas meal may have over 3000 calories. The best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to enjoy Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and go back to our healthy eating regime the day after.
Dr Samuel Aquilina who is a Paediatrician says that we also need to address children’s obesity as in Malta we have a big problem.
Putting some thought into preparing children’s meals will make a huge difference says Paediatric Cardiologist Professor Victor Grech.
Professor Albert Fenech says that it is important to exercise, especially with perhaps having to spend more time at home as a result of the pandemic. Fresh air and country walks are very beneficial.
Marion Mizzi is renowned in the health and beauty industry as a wellness and healthy lifestyle coach. She is the author of a series of wellbeing and recipe books. Marion Mizzi Spas and wellbeing centres can be found in a number of locations on the islands.