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Seven Ways To Tone Up For Christmas Party Season Without Leaving The House

With a string of festive parties on the horizon, many of us are starting to think about doing a bit of pre-Christmas body maintenance. However, finding time to take a class or get to the gym can be a struggle when work is piling up and the kids have to be fed and put to…

With a string of festive parties on the horizon, many of us are starting to think about doing a bit of pre-Christmas body maintenance.

However, finding time to take a class or get to the gym can be a struggle when work is piling up and the kids have to be fed and put to bed so being able to work out at home is a major step towards a sustainable exercise routine.

Here are seven simple ways you can work on that body without leaving the house…


Get multi-tasking

No time for exercise? Nonsense. Work on toning up those arms while watching Corrie with these Pineapple Foam Dumbbells (€27).

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Hit the bottle

No, we’re not referring to the wine bottle. A new study has found that drinking water could be the key to losing weight – get all the details here.

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Set up at home

Setting up a home gym can seem like an expensive business but there is a range of affordable machines and gadgets on the market that will cover all the bases.

This Dynamic Motorised Treadmill (€419) is perfect for cardio, while this V-Fit 2-in-1 Cycle and Elliptical Cross Trainer (€349) is perfect for fans of the cross-trainer. Cheaper than a gym membership and you’ll have it for life!

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Cook smart

If you want to work on being more body confident, forget fad diets and focus on eating healthy home-cooked meals. You’ll see a visible difference in no time and we’ve got some tasty recipes to get you started here.

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Go online

YouTube is a treasure trove of fitness classes and tutorials, which you can fit in around your schedule. Yoga is a great way to de-stress and take some time out and this Nike Essential Yoga Kit (€37) has everything you need to get started.

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Let technology do all the work

A wearable workout really comes into its own on those nights where you just can’t face doing a set of crunches. Instead, stick on a movie and let the Slendertone Abs S7 (€157, on sale) do all the hard work!

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Get cleaning

House in a state? Great! Give your cleaning routine a bit more welly than usual and you’ll be burning fat in no time. An hour of vacuuming can burn up to 170 calories, while ironing will burn 88!

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