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Euro 2016 and your health……

Arguably some of the best teams, and individuals in the world are going to be on display at the Euro 2016 tournament. They are fit, they are lean and they are ready. But are you? And what about the aftermath..

i-motion gym wanted to give you a guide to some of the health pitfalls, calorie bumping and fitness sapping habits we might get into over the next four weeks in order for you to leave the tournament as fit and healthy as you started it.

Alcohol

The obvious pass-time that will increase over the tournament is alcohol consumption. With the average male adult consuming 5 pints during a football game (including build up and half time) there is the potential to consume 900 calories here alone. To burn this off the average professional goalkeeper would need to keep for around 3 games!!!

If wine is your choice of drink then you are more likely to consume ¾ of a bottle, which equates to just under 500 calories, so you are consuming significantly less alcohol. Just remember though, to burn 500 calories you will need to complete about 8,000 steps on one of our Step Machines!

Food

As soon as alcohol is involved we are likely to see a rise in the consumption of food. With households and pubs putting on food for punters, friends and family there is bigger potential for calorie consumption. A well portioned ‘Chip Butty,” “Chip Barm” or “Chip Teacake” (depending where you are from!) can deliver a whopping 950 calories, or, in fitness terms 2 hours on a treadmill for an adult weighing 175 pounds!

The nations favourite dish is still the curry and what better way to celebrate an England win than with a Chicken Tikka Massala? Sounds great but with the rice and some Naan bread (would be rude not to!) you are going to clock up 1,400 calories. A footballer weighing 175 Pounds, Ronaldo for example, is likely to burn that off in a full 90 minutes AND both halves of Extra-Time of football, but only just!! The fat content is also alarmingly high with 55g of fat in the meal!

Regime

Of course it is important to enjoy events like Euro 2016, however the most damaging effect to fitness that the Euros could have would be the damage to your fitness plan or regime. Watching that crunch match or getting that last minute invitation to the pub to watch a game can really throw the fitness regime off schedule. The answer to this is to simply plan around it so swapping your workout to morning sessions might help.

i-motion wishes the England team all the best in the competition and hope that you all enjoy an amazing tournament but try and keep that fitness on track too!

If you want to realise your fitness goals why not join i-motion gym? Over 90 classes a week, state of the art equipment and awesome Personal Trainers! No excuses, just results… www.i-motiongym.com/join

 

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