Tips & Tricks for Maintaining Fitness During the Holidays

Rise and Grind 
Not everyone loves mornings, but almost no holiday activities are usually scheduled in the early hours. Get a workout done first thing–before life gets in the way. Try setting your alarm 10 or 15 minutes earlier for one week. The first few days may be a little rough, but you'll find a routine. And who knows, you might even like it. 

Dance Party!
There should be mandatory dance parties in every home, every day–especially during the holidays. We all need to just shake it off sometimes. Crank the holiday tunes, grab the kids and groove together for a few minutes. We know this option will be a hit!

Get Outside
Spending time in the fresh air is a surefire way to boost your mood while also getting your heart rate up. Weather permitting, try to get outside for a walk (even if it's just around the block), jog or hike whenever possible during the holidays.

Catch Some ZZZs
When life gets busy and there just doesn't seem like there's enough time in the day to get everything done, sleep is one of the first things to go (along with exercise). Make it a priority instead! It's easy to stay up a few hours later and wake up earlier, but a proper sleep routine is key for maintaining a healthy balance. 

Eat in Balance
The holidays are a time of celebration and enjoying good food, friends and family. But that doesn't mean it's time to go all out all day, every day on food. Loads of sugar will zap your energy and leave you craving even more. On the other hand, depriving yourself isn't healthy either and could lead you to your breaking point. Strive for balance. Don't skip the veggies, drink more water and enjoy your favorite treats in moderation.

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