Have you eaten too many pineapple tarts, slices of ‘bak kwa’ or Chinese New Year cookies? Do you feel like you need to work your butts off to get back on track?
After thorough and rather fun filled research, we have short-listed 5 of our favourite ways to salvage the situation!
So, here are 5 simple things you can do to curb your CNY overeating guilt.
1/ Sleep your way to burning calories
I’m sure everyone did not get enough sleep during the Chinese New Year. Sleeping less than four hours is said to slow down our metabolism. Experts advise aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep. Besides, we also burn calories when we sleep. So, sleep it away.
2/ Do housework
Give your parents or helpers a break after this Chinese New Year! Help them with the housework and chores, and not only will you get a nice clean home after the partying, you will also burn some extra calories. Talk about killing two birds with one stone
3/ Laugh Out Loud
Laughing burns up to 50 calories per 10 to 15 minutes of laughing! What a great excuse to continue meeting up with more friends and family in this new year!
4/ Watch horror movies
The increased adrenaline and heart rate from scaring ourselves can burn 150 to 200 calories per 90 minutes! Yet another reason to ask your ‘kakis’ over to your house.
5/ Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Lastly, do not fret! A few weeks of extra food will not do any real damage to our fitness. Go back to your usual work out routine, and your body will sort itself out soon enough.
Besides, after this period of carbo-loading, it could be the perfect time to do that LSD (Long Slow Distance).
Why don’t you start with joining Running Department’s Income Eco Run and OSIM Sundown Marathon training? Training Programme coming soon here.
P.S. This is a tongue-in-cheek article. We still strongly believe that calories do not count during festive periods (or any other day for that matter).