Stay Fit During the Holidays

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Don’t pack on the holiday pounds, check out these tips for staying healthy and fit during the holiday season!

1)Get Moving: Avoid sitting for prolonged periods. Get up for 5 minutes every 30-60 minutes. This reduces risk of diabetes and heart disease.

2)Stay Hydrated: Your brain can confuse thirst with hunger. Drink the recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day.

3)Indulge for a night not a season: It’s okay to indulge, but don’t overdue it. Try to avoid allowing treats to linger after the party is over.

4)Take Time:  Take time for yourself! Stress has shown to increase during the holiday season, and that often leads to consuming extra comfort foods. If you feel stress, go for a walk or try some deep breathing.

5)Exercise: If you can, exercise early in the day so you don’t get distracted by the endless to do list. Or incorporate exercise into your party by playing games with movement.

If you have any questions please and want some additional tips contact Sarah Sowders at 252-426-5428 or at Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!