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Overseas Health insurance News: 'Continue exercising' over Christmas

Expatriates who are worried about making a claim on their international private medical insurance after overindulging during the Christmas period may wish to ensure they exercise adequately.

Personal training coach at the Laboratory Spa & Health Club Danny Saunders suggested building a snowman to remain physically fit.

"All the trudging through and collecting snow is quite a workout," he pointed out.

Furthermore, exercise can be performed when preparing festive cuisine, the expert claimed.

He advised people to refrain from using electrical whisks, as "ten minutes of high-powered manual whisking can burn around 50 calories".

This is a considerable amount of elbow grease, Mr Saunders declared, stating people ought to ensure they do not tuck in too much when cooking food.

Furthermore, when at parties over the holidays, moving to music is preferable to sitting on the sidelines and drinking, the expert noted.

Dancing for a solid 20 minutes can consume around 200 calories and it is simple for a person to determine if they are working out well enough, as they will begin to feel warmer than usual, he declared.

Furthermore, Mr Saunders advised people to hand deliver cards to friends, neighbours and others in the local area.

He said this can result in a "good couple of miles of brisk walking", which is a good exercise.

The expert declared individuals ought to plan their route carefully to ensure it provides them with the most benefits.

Mr Saunders explained some men and women find it very easy to gain weight over Christmas, as their diet changes dramatically, while their lifestyle can become more sedentary.

As well as desserts, double portions and other Christmas treats, the intake of brandy and mulled wine can also cause people to become heavier, he declared.

The NHS points out food poisoning is a risk over the seasonal period and advises members of the public to use hot soapy water when washing their hands and to prepare raw meat properly.

Furthermore, separate chopping boards ought to be used to minimise the risk of bacteria spreading, it notes.

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