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Keep Your Focus on Health and Wellness This Holiday Season
The holidays are a hectic time for everyone – shopping, holiday parties, family time, and other added stressors. It may seem difficult to stay healthy and on track with your fitness routine this month of December. Try to follow these four tips for a healthier and fit holiday season:
Plan your workout sessions – Schedule your workouts just as you would any other appointment and you are more likely to stay on track and not skip your workouts!
Think, before you drink – Holiday parties, restaurants, and coffee shops will offer a variety of special holiday drinks, including alcohol, which can be loaded with sugar and calories. Be mindful next time you order a drink.
Don’t skip your sleep – When deprived of sleep, the body produces more ghrelin, a “hunger hormone,” that increases your desire to eat. Getting enough sleep will regulate those hormones and you may feel less tempted to snack on unhealthy treats.
Get out of the house – Holiday meals are a great way to get the family together, but don’t make eating the sole focus of family gatherings. Try to plan outside activities, such as walking, skiing, or ice skating to burn off some extra calories.