Getting through the holidays can be just as daunting as an obstacle course. At Team Afterburn, the ultimate goal is to make it through the holidays in the same shape (or better) as when they started. It’s not difficult if you follow a few simple healthy holiday tips to help keep you stay focused.
Minimize Your Stress
One of the most important things is to minimize your stress. Take time for yourself every day. Enjoy a relaxing bath or sit in the hot tub with a cool, ideally low calorie, beverage. Anything that will put your mind at ease. When you start to feel overwhelmed, take a break and re-center yourself.
Eat Smaller Servings
When you go to your family gatherings, eat smaller servings and try to limit the number of things you eat. Stick to your favorites. Overwhelming your stomach with a lot of different foods can lead to indigestion or heartburn. Smaller portions will keep your digestive system from becoming sluggish and help control the number of calories you consume.
Don’t Forget to Exercise
Don’t forget to exercise. Exercise is a great way to burn off stress and frustration. Even if you don’t have time for a full workout, you can still go for a walk or do some stretches at home. Either way, it’s important that you keep moving. With Team Afterburn, even one or two workouts a week will certainly help keep you on track.
Get Enough Rest
In order for you to be healthy, you have to get enough rest for your body to rejuvenate itself. With all of the stress of the holidays, getting enough sleep is more important than ever. When you feel yourself getting tired, remember that it’s okay to take a quick nap so you can hit the afternoon head-on.
Drink Plenty of Water
Always drink plenty of water. Water helps to apply pressure to the stretch receptors in your stomach thus aiding to the feeling of satiety. Staying hydrated is important throughout the entire year.
The holidays are a crazy time of year. That doesn’t mean you have to let the stress get to you. If you need a little extra motivation during the holidays, try Team Afterburn out for FREE! You can also follow Team Afterburn on Facebook for the latest workout news and some great healthy holiday tips!