Staying Fit During the Holidays
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. It’s easy to let your fitness goals fall by the wayside during this time of year, but it’s important to stay on track! Here are some tips to help you stay fit during the holidays.
Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time
One of the biggest challenges during the holidays is managing all of the tempting food that’s around. If you plan your meals ahead of time, you can make sure that you’re still getting the nutrients you need while avoiding overeating.
If you know you’re going to a holiday party, eat a light meal beforehand so you’re not tempted to indulge in all the fatty appetizers. And if you’re going to be indulging in a big holiday meal, make sure to get in a workout beforehand so you can offset some of the calories you’ll be consuming.Planning ahead will also help you avoid making unhealthy choices when you’re feeling hungry.
Make Time for Exercise
It can be hard to find time to exercise when you’re busy with holiday parties and shopping, but it’s important to make time for physical activity. Exercise helps improve your mood and boosts your energy levels, both of which can be helpful during the hectic holiday season. Even if you can’t make it to the gym, there are plenty of at-home workouts that you can do in just a few minutes.
Choose Healthy Foods
The holidays are a great time to indulge in some of your favorite foods, but it’s important to balance those indulgences with healthy choices. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will help you stay energized and avoid ZZZing through all the holiday fun. And when you are indulging, try to go for quality over quantity. A few bites of your favorite dessert are better than overeating something that isn’t as special to you.
Be mindful of your alcohol intake Alcohol is often flowing freely during the holidays, but it’s important to be mindful of how much you’re drinking. Too much alcohol can impact your sleep, energy levels, and mood—none of which are ideal during the festive season. If you do drink alcohol, make sure to pair it with plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Conclusion: following these tips will help ensure that you have a happy and healthy holiday season! Wishing you all the best this holiday season!
If you still have questions, Physiques Gym has a team of coaches, online or in person, who will work with you to create a plan that helps you reach your goals and keep the weight off for good. What are you waiting for? Schedule an assessment to start changing your habits today!