Between all the food and activities, it’s hard to find the time during the holidays to stick to our exercise routines. U.S News enlisted some leading experts to help with some much-need advice for staying fit during this season.
- Keep moving- When sitting for long periods of time, try get up and walking around every 30-60 minutes.
- Drink lots of water- It’s important to stay hydrated, but having some water before a meal can lesson the amount you eat.
- Make lists- Try making lists to avoid getting stressed and keeping your schedule straight. Scheduling a workout in the morning has less chances of getting lost in the distractions of the afternoon.
- Get creative- Plan creative family fun events that can incorporate a walk or some physical activity.
- Some is better than none- Schedule out workouts for the week and try not to skip the gym entirely. Fit in a quick workout if you can’t do your normal length.
- Be prepared- If you’re unsure of what food options you will have at an occasion, it never hurts to have some healthy food as back-up.
- Indulge for a night, not a season- It’s hard to not let the whole season of food and festivities be our gift to ourselves, but try to be specific when choosing a time when you will indulge.
- Remember it’s a holiday- One day won’t make or break your entire health plan. Be sure to take part in the celebration.