We all know Christmas is a time of indulging in all kinds of things we wouldn’t normally eat or drink. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that January sees most of us starting the year on some kind of diet and exercise regime.
Ideally we shouldn’t follow this pattern at all. The best thing to do is to moderate what you eat and drink all the time. That way you wouldn’t need to overindulge at Christmas or repent for it come New Year!
However if you know someone that will be following this pattern and they are already talking about building more exercise into their daily routine, perhaps an exercise bike could be a good gift to consider.
You will need to think practically though as your budget might come into it. Obviously you won’t be able to buy one extremely cheaply but there are some bargains around. It’s worth doing some window shopping if you are serious about the idea of buying one for someone. You should make sure they do really want one though, otherwise you could end up buying something that won’t be used.
On the other hand of course, you might be thinking of getting one for yourself. In this case why not ask your partner for one for Christmas as a gift? It might solve their present buying problems if they are stuck for ideas. Just be sure you agree on a budget for each other first.
Another benefit this would have is that it could help you refrain from overeating during the festive season. You may not want to set it up on Christmas Day itself, but if you get it organised and set up on Boxing Day you could be getting some exercise in between eating those turkey sandwiches!
As you can see an exercise bike could be a welcome gift at Christmas. The main problem would be finding somewhere to hide it while you wait for the big day to arrive, if you are going to treat your partner to one. You may need to allocate an out of bounds area where you can hide each other’s gifts until the big day, so it won’t be in any danger of being seen.
In any event, now would be an ideal time to think about whether this could solve some of your gift buying problems this year.