It is finally that time of year again! When holiday events dominate the social calendar, and gluttony takes over. With parties, desserts, drinks and bountiful food spreads, it is hard to stay on top of your routine. So how can you manage stay in good health through the holidays? With all the food options and limited time to exercise, you need to consciously make an effort to feel good about yourself and your choices. First of all, it is important to remember that the holiday season is relatively short and you can easily get back on track. It is also important to remember that indulging one or two nights a week during these next few weeks will not wreck your health – it is just a disruption in your routine. That being said, it is important to get right back on track with both eating and exercise if you have strayed: it is not a month of gluttony, just a couple of nights worth.
Here are some ideas to help PUSH you through the season:
1. Accept that the food that you will be eating may not be the healthiest.
2. Don’t punish yourself the next day for eating poorly as long as you can get back to your normal eating and exercise routine. The next day eat well and resume your normal exercise routine.
3. Know that it is okay to miss a workout or two. You can still get back on track!
4. Do the best you can to mix in some healthy options at a party. There are usually fruits, veggies and water available. You still need some essential nutrients.
The holidays are a crazy time for many. Through the end of the year work, family activities, and parties, just remember to do your best to eat reasonably and get some exercise during December.
Happy Holidays from the crew at PUSH