With Christmas just around the corner, you can expect a lot of social functions with family, friends, and colleagues. Food takes center stage as the holiday season sets in. It’s so easy to forget your fitness goals and overindulge in delectable dishes. As Christmas draws near, it’s not a surprise that social events take over your calendar which can disrupt your healthy diet and exercise.
How can you stay fit with all the tempting food and hectic schedule? Here are some easy and simple ways to help you maintain your fitness during the merriest time of the year.
When holiday gatherings are left and right, don’t throw in the towel and forget all about fitness. Don’t worry, there are creative ways to squeeze in some exercises when you’re too busy for a full workout. Take the stairs when you’re at the office or if you live in a condo instead of the elevator. If you have a full-hour break, you can use a fraction of that time to get fresh air and walk around your office block. If you drive to work, consider parking a bit farther away than usual so you can walk more.
These simple and easy ways to stay active also help you avoid sitting for prolonged periods. According to Mayo Clinic, sitting for long periods can have an adverse impact on a person’s heart and spine health. You can combat these health issues by performing light activities like the ones mentioned earlier.
How can you say no to puto bumbong, bibingka, and all those delicious holiday delicacies? It’s tough enough to control your appetite for sweets but what about lechon? Eating sensibly is a crucial part of staying fit but the struggle becomes more inevitable during the Christmas season. No worries because you don’t have to abstain from enjoying your favorite holiday dishes. Instead of depriving yourself, the best alternative is to eat smaller portions especially when it comes to higher-calorie dishes. It’s also recommended that you make other adjustments to maintain your daily caloric goals.
Did you know that the brain can sometimes confuse thirst with hunger? Drinking a large glass of water before eating can help you cut down on your food intake at the next Christmas get-together.
Try these easy ways to stay fit during the Christmas season so that you can welcome the New Year with positive energy. After all, what better present to give yourself this Christmas than good health? This season of giving, check out our affordable health plans and give yourself and your loved ones the best kind of gift.