SHINY GALLERY: Health and fitness gadgets to help shift those Xmas pounds

It’s that time of year again when gyms get inundated with an onslaught of new applicants, deluded into thinking that by signing up for the gym and going for a week the weight will magically fade away (coz that’s how losing weight works right?). We all feel the strain of too much turkey and alcohol consumption post Christmas, it’s the same every year, but yet we still kid ourselves into thinking we’ll actually stick to out healthy New Years resolutions. All this means is we become habitual resolution breakers and then we spend the next few months beating ourselves up about it. I learned a long time ago not to make any New Years resolutions, as I got fed up of feeling waves of disappointment wash over me as I lit up the cigarette I promised myself I wouldn’t smoke.

Wanting to be healthy or shift a few pounds shouldn’t mean militant workout regimes – it can be about fun, pacing yourself, cutting down, regular exercise and indulging in guilty pleasures too. You could take the Danone Activia challenge, but if you’re not into eating things that taste like cardboard, try one of the healthy alternatives by clicking on the image below.

Lucy Hedges