Winter is here and some of you may be experiencing hibernation mode. The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your health. With the holidays in full effect and the fridge filling up with delicious leftovers and holiday treats, it can be very easy to gain weight. Here are three simple tips to follow to stay fit and healthy through the New Year!
1: Be proactive
It’s important to continue your daily routine even during the holiday breaks and special occasions. Be sure to take your vitamins, eat healthy meals, and get plenty of exercise. Doing so will ensure you are getting regular benefits to keep you from catching a cold. Keep fresh or dried fruit, nuts, and yogurts on hand to keep you from indulging in naughty treats when you are feeling hungry. Take a nice long walk after dinner or check out your local skating rink for some cardio on the weekends.
2: Have an exercise buddy
Having a partner to exercise will make things a lot easier. It can be your spouse, a friend or family member, a co-worker or even a pet. Having the social support from others will make exercise more enjoyable for both of you and keep you on track. Plan a trip to a spend time outdoors hiking, skiing, or snowboarding. You can even gather a team and participate in a local charity running or biking event. For those of you who don’t like the cold weather, try planning an afternoon escape to an indoor rock wall facility or take a yoga class at your local gym.
3: Don’t over-indulge
The holidays and cold winter nights tend to bring treats and goodies into the house. Be sure to keep tabs on what you eat during the day. For example, try keeping a journal to track your calorie intake and keep those treats to a minimum. Of course it’s ok to indulge here and there, just don’t go overboard. Being proactive and having an exercise buddy can also help keep you from over-indulging.
Please refer to my previous blog article A Guide to a Healthier You for more information regarding healthy diets, vitamins, and minerals. Exercise and diet are a huge part of our lives, and Accuform Signs is here to help make it easier with our WorkHealthy™ line of products. And make sure to update your Digi-Day™ with a new face this winter to keep things fresh in your facility.
The information contained in this blog is presented in summary form only and intended to provide a basic understanding and knowledge of healthcare topics. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation, or advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. WorkHealthy does not recommend the self-management of health problems. Should you have any healthcare-related questions, please call or see your physician or other healthcare provider promptly.
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