Burn the Turkey: How to survive the holidays
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and a positive mindset about celebrating with friends and family while enjoying a healthy body can be a focus.
Overeating on Thanksgiving Day isn’t going to get you out of shape. It is all of the other days in between that will determine if your holidays are healthful.
Small daily choices during this festive season can make a difference in your well being. Here are a few tips below to help you survive the holidays:
1. Have a plan before attending a holiday gathering & adjust your workout schedule if needed.
2. Eat a snack before hitting a holiday party. If you go hungry you are more likely to indulge in high fat treats.
3. Use a plate and don’t nibble while standing so you can control your portions.
4. Downsize your sweets.
5. Eat slowly.
6. Beware of calorie-laden drinks.
7. Exert yourself for ten minutes if that is all of the time you have. Your body responds to the challenge of exercise if you do not have time for your full routine.
8. Explore fun ways to get the family moving.
9. Write down your five favorite exercises. When you need a blast of movement, do them for 30 seconds each.
10. Focus on what you can do, not what you cannot.
Embrace the challenge, enjoy the holidays, and “Burn the Turkey” this holiday season!
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Michelle Oubre is a lifelong resident of Louisiana where she resides with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She taught school for five years and phased into the wellness industry after staying home with her three children. Michelle started her fitness career by franchising a Jazzercise which led her…