Holiday Health Tips
Remaining active and making healthy choices can be challenging during the holiday season. Time commitments, a changing schedule, cold weather, and a large amount of food can often lead to decreased physical activity and increased food consumption. Here are a couple of tips to help manage this tricky time of year:
Take the time to exercise on a daily basis.
Exercise does not need to take a long period of time.
Even small bouts of exercise done several times a day can add up and burn significant calories.
Exercise before meals leads to more effective calorie use.
Eat a healthy snack at home prior to going to a party or gathering so you aren’t as hungry when you get there.
Avoid hanging out by the “food table.”
Eat from a smaller plate as opposed to “grazing.”
Try to be consistent with exercise during the holidays, but don’t get discouraged if you miss a day of exercise or overindulge for a meal!
Dustin Eslinger, MA, ATC, Physical Therapy Consultants, Inc.
PTC_therapy December 22nd, 2015
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