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    Five Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

    Sarah Perdue, The Women's Hospital  12/15/2015
    #1 Schedule Your Exercise: Your schedule can be very hectic during the holiday season.  Make sure to schedule your workouts just like you would any other appointment.  Shoot for at least three days per week.
     
    #2 Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.: Every year I hear an endless parade of, “I’ve just been so busy with the holidays and family visits, that I couldn’t workout.” This year, focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t. Look for solutions instead of repeatedly dwelling on the problems and obstacles
     
    #3 Pick your top 5 favorite exercises: Write down your 5 favorite exercises.  When you’re waiting on that casserole to finish baking, perform each exercise for 30 seconds.  Remember that some movement is always better than no movement. 
     
    #4 Use Moderation When Cheating On Your Diet:  Allow yourself to indulge a little here and there, but limit your portions. Far too many of us think "Oh, it's a holiday so I should eat as many treats as I can because once the holiday season is over, I can't have treats anymore!"  Cookies and pies are around every day of the year.  Remember that moderation is key to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
     
    #5 Start a new tradition: Sign your entire family up for a fun holiday-themed race. Not only do you get to spend time with your loved ones, you’re also promoting a healthy lifestyle while doing so. 
     
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