How To Stay Fit Over Christmas and New Year?

 

The Holiday Season is Coming Near

The festive season is coming near, and you will definitely have a long vacation in your workplace. Christmas and New Year is always a special occasion for most of the people. Many people gather together, eat together, and enjoy their time. Many people even choose to utilize this time to travel some new places. The main thing that concerns most of the people is over consumption in the holiday season.

It is difficult to say ‘No’ to your relatives when they are offering tasty foods, Isn’t it? However, it is necessary to control your temptation to consume more foods. The statistics reveal that around 68.8% of the Americans are either overweight or obese. You may think that overconsumption for a month won’t have much impact on your health, but you’re wrong. You may even be thinking about skipping your workouts in this holiday season, and because of these reasons, you may end up falling in the category of overweight people due to overeating throughout the holiday season.

Fitness in Christmas

Tips to Stay Fit

It is a challenging task to stay fit, but it is not impossible. You will most probably surrounded by your loved ones enjoying a variety of tasty foods, but you need to control your temptations. The tips in this article will help you to stay fit in this holiday season. Let’s take a look at some easy tips to stay fit.

1. Eat slowly

You may want to quickly eat the dishes at the table, but you need to control your pace of eating. You should eat your dishes slowly to avoid overeating. The quicker you eat, the lesser time your body will get to register fullness.

2. Say ‘No’

Sometimes we tend to think a lot about pleasing others instead of our own wellbeing. You will encounter many relatives this holiday season, and they may encourage you to consume more foods. They may also offer you too much of oily foods. So, you should better decline them peacefully instead of accepting their offer.

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3. Drink More Water

Drink more water

You can keep yourself full by drinking plenty of water this holiday season. You will definitely end up consuming lesser calories when you consume more water. It is also beneficial to keep yourself away from sodas and sugar-laden juices, as they increase your blood pressure and body fats.

4. Don’t Skip Your Workouts

I know that the holiday season is special. However, you don’t want to fall in the category of overweight people after the holiday season is over. The study shows that exercises will not only keep you physically healthy, but it is also equally beneficially for your mental health. It can reduce your anxiety and stress during long vacation, and it will also keep you in fresh mood.

5. Stay Away from Alcohol

There is going to be lots of parties, and there will be many people drinking alcohol at that party. It is going to tempt you, but you should not drink too much alcohol at the party. You can control your calorie intake more effectively when you stay away from alcohol. If you drink too much alcohol at the party, you will lose control, and you will definitely end up eating more foods. You can consume soda instead if you have difficulty in finding enough water to drink.

6. Search for Different Types of Activities you can Enjoy

Activities you can enjoy

You are more focused on food when you have nothing to do. To keep yourself away from too much food, it is better to look for the activities to keep yourself involved. You can discuss with your closest friends to search for some exciting activities. Some of the activities to keep you involved can be a movie, day spa, cross-country skiing, and more. It will divert your mind from food to adventure and fun.

7. Chewing Gum

Wait! I can stay away from overeating by consuming chewing gum? Yes, chewing gum can help you out in this upcoming holiday season. The study shows that chewing gum can help in controlling appetite. This means that it can help you to stay away from overeating this upcoming holiday season. You can consume chewing gum when you go out to socialize with your friends and relatives.

About your fitness

Conclusion

Are you really concerned about your fitness? If yes, then you should implement all these 7 tips in this upcoming holiday season. Have I listed out any difficult tips? I don’t think so. All of the tips mentioned in this article are very easy and practical as well. You don’t have to worry about gaining weight this upcoming holiday season. If you implement all the tips mentioned in this article, then you will stay fit and healthy even after the end of the holiday season.

References

  • http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/tips-stay-skinny-holiday-season/story?id=9402913
  • http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/how-avoid-overeating-during-holidays
  • http://www.eufic.org/page/en/show/latest-science-news/fftid/Chewing-gum-appetite/

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Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.