From now until New Year’s Day, your schedule will likely be filled with family commitments, traveling and festive outings with all sorts of tempting foods (my personal favorite is my dad’s stuffing). It’s not surprising that many of us see our waistlines expand during the holiday season. Even the most disciplined people can find it difficult to stick to their health and fitness routines.
Every year I provide tips on how to stay in shape during the holidays but this year I really wanted to do something different and give you a holistic approach to staying fit for this season. In this episode, I will explain why people gain weight during the holidays and I will teach you effective ways to stay in shape while still enjoying the holiday season.
Why you gain weight during the holidays
- Abundance of calorie dense foods
- You prioritize your family over yourself- we give into social pressure
- Stress and poor sleep
- All or nothing mindset
Tips on how to stay fit over the holidays
- Stay hydrated
- Plan your workouts
- Use effective workout strategies
- Get in 10, 000 steps every day
- Intermittent fasting
- Meditate to manage your stress
- Optimize your sleep
- Get sunlight