It is such a cliché, but it really can be incredibly hard to stay on track during the holidays. From the constant traveling to the never-ending temptation from homemade treats, it seems like there are health and fitness roadblocks everywhere you look. The good news is that you can survive the next few months, as long as you keep a few healthy holiday tips in mind.
1. Wear workout gear that makes you feel good.
If you skip the worn out sweats and do something a little more festive, you will be that much more likely to get off of the couch. You will want to get up and get moving, and you will appreciate the compliments you receive along the way.
2. Make your workouts fun and you will be more likely to actually complete them.
Run with a friend, spend all day hunting for the best deals, hike for the perfect tree, go skiing or ice-skating, or take part in a ridiculous holiday themed workout. You might even forget that you are working out.
3. Don’t just treat yourself – treat yourself well.
I am the first person to say that you should fully celebrate the holidays, but you can also make some good choices throughout the season. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and drinking enough water. You won’t feel like working out if you don’t take care of your body.
4. Make something healthy you’ll look forward to eating.
Don’t make healthy eating a chore. There are some really delicious and healthy appetizer options out there, including these Tomato and Cucumber Tuna Rounds from the Bumble Bee recipe archive. Jazz up this fresh recipe with Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Sundried Tomatoes & Olive Oil. Don’t be afraid to get a little creative!
5. Make fitness one of your priorities.
Family, friends, festive-stuff, and plenty of other “F” words should probably come first. Fitness ranks pretty high for me, but I try to remember that it’s not all there is to life. As long as you are doing your best, you are doing enough.
What is one thing you do to make your holidays a little healthier?
The more tips, the merrier.