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Simply Fit, by Cindy Haskin-Popp, will help you make physical activity a part of everyday life. The health benefits of regular exercise and overall daily physical activity will be discussed. Fun, practical and easy-to-follow tips on an exercise program will be shared, as will the most current research. Fitness tips for families and seniors, on fitness centers and on buying proper and affordable equipment will be regularly given. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tips to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

The season is upon us when homes become all a buzz with conversation and laughter as families and friends gather together to give thanks for life and for one another. This time is filled with joy, but it is also full of temptations that can derail your efforts to be healthy. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the sweet and savory treats of the season without negating your healthy ways. By following the suggestions below from Leah Britt, a personal trainer at the five star fitness boot camp resort, Premier Fitness Camp in Park City, Utah, you will be able to stay on track this holiday season:
  • Remember Your Goals To Stay Healthy: Write down your goals and note any obstacles that may interfere with them during the holidays. Next, come up with a few solutions to help you stay the course. Then, put them into action.
  • Portion Control: The key is to balance your calories. It is okay to eat pie, but keep it to one slice (if you can't decide between the pecan and pumpkin, take a half slice of each).
  • Schedule Your Workouts in Advance: If you do not specifically plan for exercise, it can be all too easy to say "I'll just take the day off," especially amidst the hub-bub of the holiday season. To prevent this from happening, set aside a specific time of day that you will stop doing everything else so that you can go exercise. Or, make exercise a part of your celebration (e.g., walk/run in a holiday road race, etc.).
  • Be Selfish With Your Health: Often, peer pressure is prevalent during celebrations. Don't allow others to tempt you in to getting second and third helpings. Put your well-being first. It is okay to say "No thank you, I am full."

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