7 Fitness Tips for the Holiday Season – Rancho Cucamonga Boot Camp

 

I have 7 great fitness tips for the holidays – Rancho Cucamonga Boot Camp

Hello everyone, I have some really good tips to share with you during the holidays. While most people are fairly good at staying fit and working towards their goals throughout the year, the holiday season tends to be a good excuse to let our eyes off our goals.

Christmas parties, work parties, relatives in town, Christmas festivities and other holiday traditions all lead to a different schedule and a less healthy way of eating. For those who would like to keep their eyes on their health and fitness goals this season, here are 7 fitness tips for the holiday season. 

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1. Limit Your Sweets 

While avoiding holiday baking and sweets altogether is not realistic, it actually is not good for mental health. Allow yourself to have some sweets during the holidays, but before you do set a limit as to how much you will allow yourself. Also, make sure those sweets are out of arms reach, as you may consume more than expected if you have easy access to them at home. Try not to store too many of your favorite sweets at home, so you are not tempted to eat them all.

2. Eat healthy holiday snacks 

While cookies, cakes, pies and other baked goods are holiday favorites, there are other healthy choices which only come out around the holiday season. Walnuts, almonds and other types of nuts are common during this season; consider buying a nutcracker and having this healthy snack instead of cookies or sweets. Mandarin oranges only come out during this time as well, which is a nice healthy option and is still considered a holiday treat.

3. Sleep 

Holiday parties, late night shopping at Wal-Mart, school plays and late church services are a few reasons why people do not get enough sleep during the holidays. Set up a reasonable time to get back home after night parties in advance, or consider shopping online. Try to get a minimum of eight hours of sleep each night, as it is important for overall health.

4. Stay Hydrated

During the winter the air is generally dryer, which makes us dehydrate quicker. Also, people tend to consume more alcohol during the holidays, therefor it is important to drink water every day, and stay as close to 8, 8 oz cups of water a day as possible.  Remember that there is nothing better than water for a thirsty body!  You might even drink more if you're working out regularly.  I remember drinking 12 to 14 8oz cups of water when I did many of the classes in our Chino Hills Boot Camp.

5. Be Consistent with Your Exercise

Christmas activities during the holidays keep us extremely busy; however it is important to remember to be consistent with your exercise program regardless of how busy you are. When you keep your endorphins at high levels you will notice that you are in a good mood, which will help you get through the stress of the season.

6. Limit your Alcohol

People tend to drink more during the holidays; however it is important to limit your alcohol consumption. Failure to do so may result in poor choices, un-restful sleep, dehydration, inconsistent workouts, and weight gain over the season.

7. Control Portions 

Most people go crazy on food on the actual holiday, as the sight of a buffet style meal tempts us into loading our plates with mountains of food, and then to go back for seconds. Regardless of how much food there is to choose from, ensure your portion sizes are reasonable. You can always go back for more if you are hungry later!

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