It’s that time of year in the Triangle again. It is foodie season. Starting with Halloween candy and then Thanksgiving turkey, many of us in North Carolina start to (unintentionally) pack on a few extra pounds, fueling more than a few New Year’s resolutions come January 2015. Although no one really has to overindulge in the never-ending stream of parties, dinners, cookies, and cocktails; it can often be contagious as everyone else does.
Luckily, our professional personal trainers at Fit For Life 24 in Apex believe in both strategy and moderation; there is no need for anyone in the Peak of Good Living to quit the seasonal treats cold turkey. It is possible to enjoy the holidays while still sticking to a relatively healthy diet and fitness routine.
At Fit for Life 24 in Apex, we offer three of the best ways to blend Christmas holiday cheer with smart and focused physical fitness:
- Party with a plan: Looking forward to a holiday evening soiree? Start prepping in the morning by eating a protein-packed breakfast. Follow up with several small meals throughout the day, filling up on fiber with plenty of veggies. This keeps a ravenous appetite at bay, ensuring that the hors d’oeuvres table (and your waistline) stays intact.
- Sip wisely: Heavy holiday food gets a bad rap, but calorie-laden drinks are even more deceptive (take a look at this chart for a reality check!). Be mindful of drinkable calories and consume alcoholic beverages with care. Watch out for sugary mixers like juices and sodas, and down a glass of water in between each libation.
- Schedule the workouts: This time of year can be especially hectic, but don’t throw an entire fitness routine out the window because it’s impossible to find a free hour. Studies show that several short sweat sessions are just as beneficial as one longer one. Instead of fretting that there’s just no time for an extensive workout, squeeze in exercise whenever possible. We are open 24-7!
The Christmas Season and the holidays can put a serious damper on even the most foolproof diet and fitness routines. By following the above tips, both beginning and experienced fitness enthusiasts can keep holiday weight gain in check while still enjoying every delicious celebration!
Need some help starting or maintaining a diet and fitness routine? Give the personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 in Apex a call today!
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Perry Pointe Plaza
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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