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Your Guide to Staying Fit During the Holidays

December 19, 2023

By: Trainer Adam Dicker

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, let’s be honest, indulgence. While the festivities often bring delicious treats and hearty meals, it’s essential to find a balance to stay fit and healthy. Here are a few tips to keep you on track with your fitness goals during the holiday season.

Prioritize Quick Workouts

Recognize that time might be a constraint during the holidays. Opt for shorter, high-intensity workouts that can be easily squeezed into a busy schedule. Quick bursts of exercise can be just as effective.

Involve the Whole Family

Plan activities that involve everyone, from hiking and biking to a friendly game of touch football. It’s a fantastic way to bond while staying active.

Mindful Eating

Enjoy holiday treats but practice mindful eating. Pay attention to portion sizes and savor each bite. When preparing meals, incorporate nutritious options. This can help you avoid overindulging while still enjoying the festive flavors.

Stay Hydrated

With holiday beverages and cozy drinks in abundance, it’s crucial to stay hydrated. Water not only keeps you feeling full but also supports overall well-being.

Get Creative with Gifts

Give the gift of fitness and consider presents that encourage physical activity. Purchase Fitness Club 10-Punch passes, personal training sessions, beach yoga punch passes, and more for the Recreation Center of Highland Park.