Pumpkins maybe an ideal alternative to a Swiss ball, but what about those other seasonal goodies stashed inside the store cupboard? Here are three ideas.

1. Birthday

Example? Veuve Clicquot, Ponsardin Brut NV, Champagne 75cl, £36.99

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Exercise? It’s your birthday, hooray.

But before you get on the bubbly, give your biceps a good workout.

Pick up a bottle in each hand, holding at the fattest part, and do three sets of 10 curls. Then pop the corks. Cheers.

2. Easter

Example? Luxury size Easter Egg Pink Marc de Champagne Truffle Easter Egg, £POA

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Exercise? A simple plank, arms straightened, tummy pulled in and glute muscles engaged. Sounds easy, right? But there’s a lot of scruminess at stake when you pop the egg under your tummy – if you cave in and collapse before the minute mark is up, you’ll smash the egg to smithereens all over the gym mat. Aide from looking a mess, you’ll be egg-less too.

3. Christmas

Example? Two mince pies, £1.90

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Exercise? Put your mindfulness and mental strength to the utmost test in Yoga’s dead man’s pose. The idea is to flop your feet outwards and raise you hands skywards. So to make sure your fingers are faced the right way up, plonk a pie in each. Then zone out – and banish all thoughts of gobbling them down.

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