The holidays can be a hard time to remain committed to your health goals. There's too much food or travel to have time to eat healthy or go to the gym. Especially during the holidays, it's imperative to continue your fitness and health regimen.
Sticking with your goals doesn't have to be hard. With these nine different suggestions, you can still smash your goals and enjoy the holidays with friends and family.
1. Cook healthier meal options
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Healthy doesn't have to taste like cardboard or be the lonely salad at a holiday gathering. There are healthier versions winter favorites like pumpkin pie, stuffing, and more! Read about our compilation of options here.
2. Don't get too pumpkin crazed
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Pumpkin-anything is delicious! It's also not always the healthiest of options, so we've got you covered. Instead of regretting the pumpkin-licious options, make some healthier ones at home. Learn more about pumpkin recipes that are healthy and fill your pumpkin fix here.
3. Get outside
It doesn't have to be a long workout or time to get outside, but don't forget to keep moving. Holidays seem like a great time to hang out on the couch and after lots of turkey, it feels like a great idea. Instead of relaxing on the couch, go for a walk on the beach or in the park. Get moving with some ideas like these.
4. Sign up for an event
There's nothing like registering an event to hold yourself accountable to a training schedule. Look at holiday time events like the Turkey Trot to make sure that even on holidays you make time for fitness.
5. Exercise at home
The gym being closed sounds like the perfect reason to not exercise. But those days add up, and you'll be happy you spent time moving. Pick out a fitness DVD or try out some of these yoga channels to have a guided workout during the holiday season.
6. Amp up your healthy habits
Holidays are a time for family, but also a time to remember how important it is to take care of yourself. Daily habits like drinking water and positive thinking are key to remaining healthy during the holidays, no matter how stressful the time might be. Read up about healthy habits you can start cultivating today.
7. Stay in the know
Become familiar with wellness and fitness resources. It will help you understand the importance of fitness and health over the long-term, as well as give you tools to help reach your wellness goals. For a starting point of resources, check out our list.
8. Maintain a healthy wellness profile
Weight, body fat, and other health metrics let you have great insight into your overall health. Don't let the holidays be a time to overindulge and then try and make up for in January. Stay in tune with your health with a smart scale's BIA.
9. Stay connected with fitness and health
Continue to revitalize and mix up your fitness routine. Use the holidays as an opportunity to try something new, find fitness inspiration, and revive your health commitment.