3 Holiday Fitness Tips to Avoid Excess Holiday Weight Gain
The average American gains 5-12 ponds during the holiday season. Luckily, with these three fitness tips you can keep your weight under control and still be in the holiday spirits.
#1. BEND DONT BREAK YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE
The main reason individuals associate with avoiding their fitness routines is the lack of time. You do have time! Try some interval training which can burn more calories in a shorter duration of time. Another helpful tip would be to incorporate compound strength movements into your routine. This will recruit more muscles and essentially create an exercise-after burn which will allow your body to continue burning additional calories even while you rest.
#2. DRINK WATER
Of course we should drink water to stay hydrated but the consumption of water can also prevent the feeling of a false sense of hunger. Sometimes individuals eat because they feel hungry due to the inadequate amount of water consumed throughout their day. Water also keeps our metabolism running at its peak performance and is an aid is food digestion.
#3. DONT SKIP MEALS
The holiday season usually encompasses huge meals and even bigger appetites. During these times people tend to skip breakfast and/or lunch in anticipation of a big dinner. This may lead to over eating which will result in packing on unwanted weight. Eating your small meals leading up to your dinner can help prevent the craving for sweets and keep you feeling full.