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How to Stay Fit During the Holidays

How to Stay Fit During the Holidays

Advice for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is a time of joy, gatherings, and indulgence. While it's exciting to unwind and enjoy festive treats, it's also essential to stay active and maintain one’s health. We believe in a balanced approach to health and wellness, especially during the holidays. That’s why we’ve compiled some strategies to help you stay fit and healthy this winter season.

To consult with one of our providers regarding your health during the holidays, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Give us a call at (419) 592-4015 to schedule an appointment.

Remember to Keep Moving

Staying active is crucial during the holidays. Whether it's a brisk walk in the morning, an afternoon workout, or even just a few minutes of stretching exercises, every little bit counts. If you can't find a long stretch of time for physical activity, break it into smaller intervals throughout the day.

Plan Ahead to Incorporate Physical Activity

Having a plan can greatly help in maintaining your fitness. Schedule your workouts around your holiday plans and make sure not to push yourself too far if you’ve been indulging. Staying hydrated is another important part of planning exercise into one’s day, so always have a water bottle handy in case you need to rearrange your workout.

Be Mindful of Your Eating Habits

It's easy to overindulge during the holidays. During this time, it’s more important to focus on maintaining, rather than losing weight. Make sure to portion out indulgences and follow your normal nutrition plan. Also be sure to remember to eat nutritionally balanced meals and don’t skip any.

Clean Your House

Believe it or not, cleaning your house can be a great workout. Bending, squatting, running up and down stairs, standing while folding laundry—all these activities can help you burn calories while preparing for your houseguests.

Rest and Recover

Rest is just as important as exercise, especially during the busy holiday season. Dedicate days when you you’re too busy to exercise to rest and recovery.

Take Advantage of Downtime

The holiday season often comes with extra downtime, so why not use this to your advantage? Do a quick workout or engage in some other physical activity during these stagnant periods.

Stay Hydrated

Choose to drink water over anything else. Herbal tea is also a good option. Drink two cups of water when you first wake up to kickstart your metabolism.

Use a Fitness Tracker

A fitness tracker can help keep your fitness goals in check. Track your steps and set goals for yourself to make sure you’re maintaining your physical health.

The goal of staying fit during the holidays is not about perfection, but balance. Our team is committed to supporting our community in their health and wellness needs.

If you’d like to discuss how to achieve a balanced lifestyle this holiday season, feel free to contact us today. Happy holidays, and remember to stay safe!