Dec 7th, 2015
Every time the holiday season comes, do you struggle to keep your focus? Do you have trouble staying fit thanks to the many unhealthy foods laid out on the table? Sit back and relax as we educate you on how to stay fit and focused through the holiday season no matter what (and how much) you eat.
Whenever the holiday season is approaching, people not only tend to ruin their healthy diet but also gain a couple of extra pounds. As there are many social events and gatherings to attend to, how can you refuse eating while catching up with friends and family?
According to studies, many people tend to gain extra weight during the holiday season which begins at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the celebrations of New Year. What is the main cause? Too much eating is claimed to be the main reason of additional weight gain combined with insufficient exercise and physical activities.
Maybe you’ve lost hope and think there is no way to stay fit and focused while still enjoying the holidays. But we’ve got good news: of course there is! If you just put your mind into it, you can achieve any weight loss goal (even during the holidays). Here are some effective ways on how to stay fit and focused through the most festive of seasons.
Eat Before Going Out
Eat before going out, to family dinners, social gatherings and trips. This makes you feel full and no longer tempted to eat a lot on any holiday event you’re attending. Skipping meals is not a good idea, as this will only make you eat more.
Whether it’s juice, coke or alcohol, not drinking with moderation will only add more calories to what you’ve already eaten.
Adopt a Home Fitness Training
Many enroll to the gym right after the holiday season to bring back their fit physiques. Do you think this is a practical action? Why not adopt a home fitness training program on the holidays? A once or twice-a-week fitness training routine can make a big difference. Mobility exercises, for instance, can help boost strength, fight off injuries and burn calories.
Get Together with Friends in a Different Way
Instead of eating or drinking out to catch up with friends or bond with family this holiday season, why not bond in a different way like hiking, fishing, running or strolling at the park? After all, the holidays are all about sharing, love and gratitude. Eating is not the only way to bond with your loved ones. You can still show your love for your family and friends in many other ways that don’t involve food.
Drink Plenty of Water
As always been suggested, drinking lots of water helps in staying fit. While it keeps you hydrated, it also keeps you satiated. It also avoids the possibility of hangover once you overdo it with alcohol.
Make sure to enjoy yourself while not forgetting your realistic diet plans. Also, feel free to eat snacks you love (but in moderation).
Bear these things in mind if you want to keep fit even on the midst of the holiday season.