Top Five ways to
keep the Weight off During the Holidays
1.) Try to avoid
overeating, eat in moderation. There is a tendency to eat way too much. Try to
eat more frequent smaller meals, rather than huge ones.
2.) Try to balance out caloric intake with caloric expenditure. Inevitably your
caloric intake will be high, so try to exercise to burn the extra calories taken
3.) Drink water! Try to stay away from sodas, juices, alcohol, etc. Save your
calories. Water is calorie free and is much better for you.
4.) Have fun! Try playing with the kids, playing a game of touch football, etc.
Be active. Try to burn calories, in as many ways as you can.
5.) Do not neglect your exercise program. Try to keep your sessions, and if you
cannot, make sure you engage in some form of intense exercise. Go for a walk
(preferably on an incline), use a cardio piece, etc. Make sure to keep active.
One of the hardest things to deal with
during the winter season is the perpetual cold. Not only can having a cold make
you feel lethargic, but it can also hinder progress in an exercise program. Due
to the inability to breathe well with a cold, breathing can be a lot more
challenging. Try some of these tried and true ways of preventing a cold.
1.) Try carrying a small hand sanitizer in your pocket such as purel. Be sure to
use after working out at the gym, or any activity where germs can be
2.) Try to avoid contact to your mouth, ears, or eyes with your fingers. Those
are the common ways germs enter your body.
3.) Drink plenty of fluids especially water. This will help to flush the toxins
out of your body and keep you healthy.
4.) Try to get plenty of rest and limit stress. Being sleep deprived can reek
havoc on your body as well as your immune system. In addition, stress can have
many adverse effects on your body weakening your immune system.
5.) Try to continue to exercise. Unless your cold has gotten much worse, try to
workout. Working out can stimulate your immune system and help you fight off
Try some of these tried and true ways of keeping healthy during the winter
season. Hopefully the winter season finds you in good health.
Repeat the sequence 3X with little rest in between exercises:
A. Jumping Jacks
B. Push Ups
C. Step Ups
D. Mountain Climbers
E. Floor leg Raises
G. Ball Squats
F. Squat Thrusts
G. Core work i.e. flat and decline crunches, ball pass, etc.
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