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Tips to Stay Fit During the Holidays

Friday, December 23, 2016

With Christmas behind us and New Year’s just around the corner, it isn’t too late to begin healthy holiday habits!

Just because the holidays are synonymous with overindulgence, it doesn’t mean you have to completely give up your health and fitness goals! Here are 4 simple tips to keep you on track for the remainder of the holiday season!

1. Maintain a Modified Routine: The holiday season is a busy time with parties, shopping and traveling but that doesn’t mean you should stop working out. If your regular workout routine is interrupted, focus on the time you do have. Stay productive by planning workout sessions around your busy New Year’s schedule, even if they’re shorter or less intense; a little exercise is better than none at all!

2. Portion Control: The holidays are a time to let loose and enjoy your favorite holiday treats but try not to overindulge. Practice portion control. Put one cookie on your plate instead of two, and put a scoop of that dip on your plate instead of standing over it and going back for more and more.

3. Drink Wisely: Alcohol is a diet killer. You can still have fun without drinking all of your calories. Limit your alcohol intake and choose beverages that are not loaded with sugar. Stay hydrated and drink water in between New Year’s cocktails.

4. Stay Positive: If you have fallen off track, don’t be discouraged. It’s the holidays, after all, and there’s no better time to give yourself a break. Just try to remember to work out when you can, practice portion control and stay hydrated!

Source: http://azbigmedia.com/scottsdale-living-magazine/holiday-fitness-tips-body-lab