Give Your Body Thanks
Getting ready for the holidays, I started to think about shopping, baking, traveling, visiting, partying and eating. With all this seasonal activity, how am I ever going to fit in my workouts?
For me, one of things I am most thankful for is my health, so I don't want to blow that over the holidays.
Here are my top five tips for staying healthy and happy over the holiday season:
1. Walk when you can
When parking at the shopping mall, park far away to get a short walk in and make sure to take stairs whenever possible. Every little bit of activity will help.
2. Don't go hungry
Always eat something healthy and high in protein before going to a party. We are asking for trouble by going to a party hungry.
3. Find a partner for support
Make a pact with friend who is attending the party. Make a promise to each other regarding how much each of you will drink and eat. Check in throughout the night and keep an eye on each other.
4. Keep temptation out of the house
If you are hosting a party, have "to go" containers available so that each guest can take home a little something, thereby leaving you with less temptation at home.
5. Exercise where and when you can
Even if your regular trips to the gym are disrupted, do a simple workout at home or while traveling. Make it a point to squeeze in a 30 minute workout at some point in your day. Try the following:
- 100 squats
- 10 push ups (military or on knees)
- 50 lunges
- 10 push ups
- 100 high knees
- 10 push ups
Start the first round slowly and ramp it up as you warm up. Repeat this routine as many times as you have the time and the energy. When you are done, stretch for five minutes, then give yourself a pat on the back.
Free Turkey Day Boot Camp
If you really want to give thanks to your body, join members from The Fuse Fitness for a free Don't Be a Turkey - Workout! on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00am to 10:00am at Albany High School behind the Albany Aquatic Center and school baseball field.
Call 510.558.8638 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yourself one of the limited spaces.
Do you have any holiday health tips to share?