Are you just as excited about Thanksgiving and the holiday season as I am? I cannot wait to indulge in my favorite foods and plenty of family time in the upcoming weeks. As amazing as holiday foods and vacations can be, it can be really hard to keep up with your health and fitness goals during this time.
I want you to be able to enjoy the holidays AND stick to your wellness goals. To help you out, my daughter, Katie, and I put together a guide filled with healthy recipes, quick tips, and workouts just for you! Here’s a little preview of our free guide.
Our Tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holidays
1. Make sure you exercise every day.
Even when you’re traveling, make sure you’re getting your blood flowing and keeping up your healthy exercise routine. A 10-minute walk around the block may not seem like much, but it can make a huge difference!
2. Don’t skip any meals throughout the day.
This is a tough one. How can you even think about eating breakfast and lunch when you know you’ll be loading up a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing in just a few hours? No matter the size of the meal, it’s important to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and healthy snacks every day to keep your metabolism working as it’s supposed to.
3. Find healthy ways to release your stress and tension.
Traveling, entertaining, shopping, and the like can make for a pretty stressful holiday season. Instead of letting your stress and tension build up in your mind and body, find a healthy way to release them throughout the season. Try something like yoga in the morning, stretching before bed, or diffusing a lavender essential oil.
4. Drink tons of water every day.
Traveling and sipping on some holiday beverages can make you even more dehydrated than normal. To avoid getting too dehydrated, be conscious of the amount of water you’re drinking. And if you’re drinking alcohol, try to drink a glass of water in between each drink.
5. Don’t beat yourself if you overate or skipped a workout.
The holidays are about enjoying time with family, relaxing, and indulging a little bit. If you miss a workout or eat a bad meal, don’t beat yourself up about it!
Get our full list of healthy holiday tips, recipes, and workouts! Download our interactive Family Fit Holiday Guide below.