With traveling, being away from home and eating from morning to night, staying fit and healthy over the holidays may seem like an impossible task. But luckily, it’s not! These tips are quick and easy to incorporate into your celebrations, and will ensure a lighter happier start to your new year.
7 minute workouts
Just because you’re off work, doesn’t mean you’re off working out! Our app Seven will get your heart pumping and calories burning in just 7 minutes a day. And, since you don’t need any equipment, you can do it anywhere, anytime.
Eat before heading out
Before going to a big feast, have a light healthy snack. That way you won’t show up hungry to the party, which will help prevent you from overeating.
Avoid skipping meals
Skipping meals to save calories for later is never a good idea. It always leads to excessive eating later on in the day, which will leave you feeling heavy and tired. Instead, try to spread out smaller meals throughout the day. This will keep your energy and sugar levels more balanced, and avoid those crazy cravings kicking in.
Get out of the house
While cuddling up in the sofa to a Christmas movie is a great way to spend your day, going outside for a walk or snowball fight can be just as fun – and will burn a lot more calories!
After all, it’s only Christmas once a year. You deserve to treat yourself to your favorite foods, but be aware of what you’re eating and stick to small portions.
Drinking water is always important, but it’s even more essential over the holidays when you’re likely to be eating more junk than greens. Research has shown that drinking two glasses of water before a meal leads you to eat about 100 calories less. Plus, in addition to preventing overindulging, water also helps detoxify your body.