Tips to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays
- 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."