Over-indulgence is the watchword when it comes to spending time during the holidays. That’s the spirit of the season, and one that can’t be easily sidestepped.
That said, there are a few strategies that can help you still stay healthy and lean over the holidays, and here are 3 of them:
#1: Don’t neglect exercise
It’s easy to ignore promises made to exercise more during the holiday season especially if you’ve got a lot of parties to attend. However, in not neglecting exercise, you can fit well into that dress for that New Year’s party you can’t wait to go to. If you’re not the gym type, then there are a number of workouts that can be done within 15 minutes or so and still keep you in shape.
#2: Drink water
Dehydration can make the percentage of water in your body drop faster than usual. This results in your metabolism slowing down substantially while increasing your body’s inflammation levels as well. This will lead to a resistance to weight loss in the process. It is for this reason, a good idea would be to keep sipping on water throughout the day.
#3: Get more sleep
Since most parties stretch well past your bedtime, this can impact your overall fitness as well. Since this late nighter can throw your fat-burning hormones off balance, it can also destroy all the hard word you’ve put in in earlier months. Without fail, ensure that you get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.