Christmas/New Year's Eating And Exercising Tips

Many of you are pretty much on vacation after today so here's a few tips to navigate through the "food minefield" until January! I always say, "don't skip your workouts!" If you skip too many workouts, your "downslide" starts to happen fast and the weight can pile on in a hurry! Don't let a good year of workouts "go to pot" during this 2 week holiday stretch!

You can easily put on 20 pounds if you're not careful.....or, you could maintain the weight loss and fat loss you've worked so hard to attain. Good workouts can cover alot of eating mishaps!

You might need to be creative but there are many things you can do to keep yourself fit during the next 2 weeks:

1. First, keep your normal workout schedule as much as possible. There's no substitute for doing your workouts.

2. Take advantage of every opportunity to walk instead of ride. This one tip should be used all the time. It makes a huge difference in your fitness. When I used to work on The University of Texas campus, it was not unusual for me to walk up to 2 hours in a day going to different departments....and, there are alot of hills here, so that made the exercise that much better.

I didn't think of it as exercise until I stopped working on campus. I soon realized that I had to take more time for "exercise".....walk, walk, walk every chance you get.

3. Walk for 30 minutes after meals....another great tip to practice year-round.

4. Bike instead of driving your car. See numbers #2 and #3.

5. Exergaming works just fine. Wii fit games are fun and you can go on for hours without realizing how much time you can spend on these games. I'm sure you know someone with a Wii console!

6. Stick to your normal nutrition plan as much as possible during this 2 week Christmas-New Year's stretch.

7. You have heard this before: alcohol has calories too---7 calories per gram to be exact. Don't tank it too much!

8. Don't spend all of your time eating! Walk around the mall for a couple of hours, walk the pets everyday, play flag football, rake all those leaves in your yard, etc.

9. Drink lots of water and unsweetened tea. No sugary drinks! Sample desserts instead of eating first and second helpings.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.