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5 Health Tips For Surviving The Holiday Season


5 Health Tips For Surviving The Holiday Season

December is usually synonymous with an abundance of eating and a lack of exercise. I want to encourage you to start the New Year on the right foot by finishing up this one STRONG.

The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on weight. It’s almost as if we’ve come to accept that we are going to put on 10 pounds during each holiday season.

Celebration doesn’t have to mean gluttonous eating, or deprivation for that matter. It’s time to bring the focus back to the purpose of the holiday. Enjoy your friends and family, the time off and the traditions of the holidays.

The holiday season might not be a time to lose weight, but it doesn’t have to be a time to lose your health. The key is to go into the holidays with a plan. Here are five ways to keep your health over the holidays.

Tip #1: Shop Well For Yourself


Not that kind of shopping! Lol. It is more important then ever to stock your kitchen with healthy foods. Have healthy snacks handy. The more convenient they are, the more likely you are to eat them. Instead of thinking about what you shouldn’t eat, promise to eat your 3 to 5 servings of vegetables each day.

Tips #2: Schedule Your Exercise


Your schedule will be very hectic this holiday season. Schedule your workouts just as you would any other appointment. It’s ok if you can’t make it to a session, but make sure that you get some activity in at least three days per week.

Tip #3: Just Say No


You probably aren’t aware how much extra food you consume just from people offering it to you. A sample at the market here, an extra cookie at an office party there and it all adds up. Just think twice before you take that food and decide if you really want it.

Tip #4: Skip the Baking


Do you make baked goods for giving? Chances are you eat much of what you bake. Who wouldn’t? Instead make non-food gifts, or prepare ingredients for baked goods and put them in pretty jars–let your gift recipient bake it up. That way, they can eat it when they want it and you don’t have to be tempted in the kitchen.

Tip #5: Hydrate


Keep your water bottle with you at all times. You should be drinking eight, 8-oz glasses of water each day. One handy trick is to buy a 64 ounce water jug. Fill it up in the morning and know that you need to finish it by the end of the day.

Need Help Surviving The Holiday Season?? Join our “Zero Pound Challenge”. It’s a program designed to make you a winner! For info reach us at 714-768-4858.

Gonzalo Perez, C.P.T., C.S.C.S., the creator of TRIM Fitness, is a nationally recognized fitness presenter, speaker, and highly regarded expert in the field of Nutrition and Functional Fitness.

TRIM Fitness is a total wellness and fitness program for people of all fitness levels and stages of life. It includes combination of strength, conditioning, and functional movements. This makes for a great workout for any level of fitness. For information on sessions and times, visit www.mytrimfitness.com or call 714-768-4858.


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