Sunday, December 15, 2013

Health Journal 6

It's the Holiday Season and many of us are going to indulge and/or over-indulge in the splurge of the festivities. Stress is a given, and diets and exercise are put on hold. It is during this period that some reach the point of no return as they gain weight and become lethargic and unmotivated. Indulging in the festivities doesn't have to be a lost battle, if done right!

A big destroyer is alcohol consumption. We all know that alcohol will be consumed, but do yourself a favor and drink a glass of water in between alcoholic beverages and never consume alcohol on an empty stomach.

Stress can be overwhelming during this time, so here are ways to de-stress. You can also find tips here.

Make it a point to incorporate any activity that will help burn the most calories. Try to incorporate a fitness plan in between your daily routines. Yes, there are ways to stay fit during the holidays. An important part of staying fit during this period is to avoid excuses!

Nutrition is just as important as exercise and it pays to know how to time meals and exercise for the most benefits. Another way to benefit from exercises is to do them correctly.

Although it is impossible to avoid foods during this time, limiting or eliminating refined foods and processed meats. Get to also know the 49 worst foods for your diet. Then again it may be easier to learn the art of healthy holiday eating!