Tis the season for holiday parties filled with calorie laden foods and drinks and a calendar so packed it might be difficult to make it to the gym. So how do you stay healthy during the holidays…with these healthy holiday tips!
Find time to be active – The truth is you’re probably going to eat more than you should this time of year so balance the extra calories with extra exercise. If you’re shopping at the mall, find a parking space further away to log a few extra steps, create holiday traditions that involve being active like ice skating, sledding, or a family 5k (there are some fun Santa and Ugly Sweater runs out there!)
Choose your indulgences carefully…if you’re obsessed with Aunt Rosa’s cookies, then skip the ones you only kind of like from your other relatives…don’t indulge on everything available!
Plate your food…If you’re at a holiday party don’t spend the whole evening grazing at the buffet table. Grazing means you’ll end up eating way more than you should! Instead, prepare a plate of food and then stick to that!
Bring healthy food…If you’re attending potluck holiday events, bring along a reasonably healthy dish. This way you’ll know there is at least one healthy option to choose from at dinner time.
I’d also recommend checking out this Healthy Holidays printable
What are your healthy holiday tips?