Traditionally festivals are depicted as a three day calorie fest of fast food and weight gaining beer and cider. But having good fun does not have to spell doom and gloom. Who says you can’t go to a festival and still burn calories?
Well you can because the average festival goer will spend eight hours dancing each day – that’s a whopping 696,000 hours of dancing every day at the Reading Festival and 600,000 combined hours at Leeds.
According to Fitness First, the average woman will burn 2,400 calories per day and a man 3,086 in dancing alone. That’s a total of 7,200 and 9,258 calories over the festival weekend.
But to make your festival experience even more fit and healthy you can still do other things to keep your waistline trim.
Make sure you stay hydrated – keep a bottle of water with you to so sure you’re taking sips in between all that beer and cider swigging.
Vitamins – you still need to top up your vitamins and even more so when you are drinking. There are plenty of juice bars and smoothie bars at festivals to keep topping them up.
Be food wides – sure it’s good to have a burger and chips but you can also opt for a jacket potato and beans or a chicken salad to check you are still eating your five-a-day. Also keeping snacks like nuts and dried fruit will help with the post-beer cravings.
So there you are, small simple little tricks to keep you in tip top shape while busting some moves to your favourite bands! Happy festival!