‘Tis the season to be overweight? Though it can be quite a struggle to resist temptations to overeat with all the festivities going on, you can still have a good time and get through the holiday season without expanding your waistline. Here are some ways to stay in shape and in the pink of health.
Prioritize sleep. Lack of sleep may result in not just fatigue but also poor decisions, such as going for bad food choices and cancelling workout plans. Take a 20-minute nap when you can to help clear your mind. Try to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night even with all the celebrations you may have to attend.
Hydrate. Try drinking at least two glasses of water before each holiday meal to avoid overeating. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and refill it often throughout the day. Keep in mind that alcohol dehydrates the body, so if you are having a few alcoholic drinks, have some water in between.
Exercise when you can. Make small changes to your daily routine, like parking your car a comfortable distance from your destination or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, to burn the excess calories from all those holiday goodies.
Take a breather. Running errands and attending holiday parties and family gatherings can be quite stressful. Do your best to limit your stress, whether it is by slowing down or saying no to some invitations. If you are hosting lunch or dinner at home, delegate the tasks.
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