The holidays are a beautiful, magical time of year. It’s also the time of the year when excess calories have a way of sneaking into your diet.
Avoid seasonal over-indulgence with our three holiday health tips to help you stay fit this winter.
Remember to Hydrate
In the hot Phoenix summers, it’s easy to remember to take your water bottle with you when you leave the house. But as the temperatures begin to cool down, remembering to stay hydrated can become a tricky task. Your body still needs water, even in the winter time – which is why this reminder to hydrate is #1 on our list of holiday health tips. If you’re not craving a glass of ice water in front of the fireplace, have no fear! Hot drinks like tea can be a great way to stay cozy in the winter and increase your water intake.
Take the Focus off the Food
We know that the plethora of delicious food is one of the best parts of the holiday season. That’s no excuse to pack on extra weight. The Royal Society found that the average adult packs on at gains more than a pound every holiday season. While food seems to be a key part of every social gathering this season, we recommend taking the emphasis off of meals and desserts. Instead, focus on spending time with your friends and family: turn holiday schmoozing into more structured game nights or invite your family to work on a holiday-themed project.
Make time to Relax…and Exercise
Over-scheduled calendars are another side-effect of the holiday season. With plenty of loved ones to see, gifts to buy, and errands to run – it’s easy to allow your usual routines to slip. Make sure to take time for yourself this holiday season. Schedule a few nights in to relax on the couch, and dedicate a set time for your exercise routine (unless, of course, you’re planning on using Christmas shopping as your cardio).
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