Holiday season is in full swing which means lots of temptations for extra treats and desserts and maybe not getting in quite as many workouts as usual. Here are some tips that I find helpful during this time of year that still allow me to enjoy some holiday treats, but also prevents me from feeling too sluggish.
- Get your workout in. Family and friends are in town, and life gets busy but you will feel so much better and have more energy to do holiday activities if you stay consistent with your workouts. Even a 30 minute walk/jog is helpful if you can’t make it to the gym. Taking this time for yourself will help your physical and mental health throughout the holiday season.
- Stay hydrated. With the extra treats and cocktails, it’s important to make sure you’re still drinking enough water. A good rule is to drink 1 glass of water after each alcoholic beverage you consume.
- Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. Most of the time, the family and friend get-togethers will be around dinner time. Instead of making the whole day a splurge, try to make sure you get a healthy breakfast and lunch in.
- Pick ONE dessert that you love. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself a little bit, so let yourself have your favorite dessert. Usually there are multiple dessert options to choose from. Instead of eating all of them, pick that one that you love, and thoroughly enjoy a piece of it.
- Make the parties about the people not the food. Enjoy the food at the parties, but try to make the evening more about socializing and spending time with friends and family, rather than just camping out by the food table all night.
If the holidays tend to be a more difficult time for you when it comes to your health, try some of these tips this year and see if it makes a difference! Happy Holidays!