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Healthy Holidays

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas!  Tomorrow we wrap up with a Christmas Extravaganza link up, so come back to explore lots of great Christmas ideas and inspiration!

But first we’re going to talk about staying healthy during the holidays.  It can be so easy during this time of year to eat way more than you should, spend all of your evenings snuggled on the couch watching Christmas movies, and forgetting to exercise any willpower when it comes to your health.  Last week I shared a fun way to stay healthy during holiday movies and here are a few more tips for staying healthy during the holidays…

Healthy Holidays #merryblogmas
Find time to be active – The reality is you’re probably going to eat more than you should this time of year so balance that with some extra exercise.  If you’re shopping at the mall find a parking space further away so you do some extra walking, 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 – Don’t eat all of the sweet treats available at your work holiday party…choose the ones that you most want and then truly enjoy them!

Practice portion control – It’s okay to eat one of your grandma’s cookies, but you probably don’t need to eat eight of them!

Plate your food – It can be way to easy to just snack and snack and snack during the holidays and you won’t even realize how much you’ve eaten.  Instead get a plate, choose your food and then stick to what’s on the plate.

What tips do you have for staying healthy during the holidays?

If you’re looking for more inspiration for staying healthy during the holidays, check out these other bloggers…

Amee from Inspired Housewife | Joanna from Motherhood and Merlot | Lauren from Twin Tested, Pin Approved | Phyllis from Verified Mom

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