Your Guide to a Healthy Holiday Season
Yes, You Can Have a Healthy Holiday Season
It’s creeping up quickly and soon it will be here. That’s right, the holidays are right around the corner! Whatever you celebrate and however you celebrate it, there’s a good chance that this is a busy time. Your schedule over the next couple months is likely filled with social obligations, family activities, year-end work deadlines, and so much more. All of this combined can all make it tough to have a healthy holiday season.
The good news? It’s possible! Here’s how!
Eat Before Gatherings
There’s a lot of big gatherings this time of year. The work holiday party, your family events, social commitments with friends, and much more. You’ll likely find a lot of treats at these events.
You can have a healthy holiday season if you eat something nutritious and filling before you head to a gathering.
If you know you’re going to be surrounded by cookies and cakes and chips in a few hours, have something that will nourish you and keep you feeling full before you head out. Something like carrots and hummus, a small salad, or some nuts and fruit will help you control your food intake during the event.
Things get very busy at this time of year. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s even easier to forget to exercise. The solution? Add exercise to your schedule and set reminders for yourself. Even if you can only do a quick 15-minute workout between commitments, it helps.
There are so many benefits to drinking water and staying hydrated. Unfortunately, this is the time of year where many of us let that habit slip. You’re busy, you’re rushing around, and you may even be snacking or having alcoholic beverages more often than usual. This could distract you from drinking enough water.
There’s also the fact that the weather is colder. It’s easy to remember to stay hydrated when it’s hot, but people are more likely to forget when the weather is chilly. However, hydration is just as important in the winter.
Keep bringing your water bottle with you and refill it frequently. If you’re at a holiday party, drink water before you drink anything else and have a glass in between any alcoholic beverages you have.
Help Having a Healthy Holiday Season
It can be tough to focus on your health at this time of year, but that’s why we’re here to help! Our personal trainers work with you to help you reach your fitness goals, stay motivated, and live an active lifestyle. Schedule a free consultation to learn more!