Dec 17, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment
The average American gains a pound or two every holiday season. Although this doesn’t seem like much, it does add up over time. Unfortunately, as you age, it becomes more difficult to lose those unwanted pounds and maintain a healthy weight. But no one really wants to avoid holiday parties or miss out on all the delicious treats that are abundant this time of year. Here are some tips to enjoy a bit of holiday indulgence and still fit into your skinny jeans.
Handle Holiday Parties like a Pro
There’s no need to turn down Christmas party invitations. Instead, go with a new approach. Fill up on a healthy dinner or snacks beforehand. This will help you feel full, making it easier to avoid the dessert table. Or, bring along a platter of healthy holiday goodies to give yourself and other party goers a healthier snacking option. It’s okay to enjoy some of the festive foods, but try to avoid overindulging. If possible, position yourself away from the appetizers to reduce temptation.
As the colder weather arrives and the holidays draw near, it’s tempting to skip the workout and stay inside to watch Christmas movies. However, it’s important to keep up your active lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. This doesn’t mean you must invest in a gym membership or spend every spare moment on a treadmill. There are lots of fun ways to keep fit in the winter. Speed walk through the mall while purchasing your Christmas gifts, or go ice skating with friends. Join a team sports program such as a local basketball or indoor volleyball team.