THE HOLIDAY SEASON is special, but it is also a time when you can experience serious weight gain. November and December are jam-packed with parties, holiday activities, and get-togethers that minimize your time for exercise and also feature calorie-filled feasts, desserts, and candy.
If you want to stop weight gain in its tracks and stay focused on getting fit, try these three simple tips.
1. MAKE TIME TO EXERCISE
No matter how busy your schedule, find time for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. To accomplish this, swap something out of your schedule — such as reducing TV time — and get in a good sweat instead.
2. MULTI-TASK YOUR WORKOUTS
Everyone has their favorite program or movie, and you can turn that couch-surfing time into a workout. Try doing a full bodyweight workout while watching your favorite television program and only take breaks during commercials. For example, you can rotate through sets of lunges, jumping squats, planks with pyramids, etc. Before you know it, you will have burned considerable calories and enjoyed your program at the same time.
3. EAT HEALTHY MOST OF THE TIME
When you attend parties and gatherings, most likely you will be eating unhealthy food. So, when you’re eating at home, try your best to eat lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts. Also, stay hydrated with fresh juices and water. This will allow you to keep more balance in your diet, keep your body healthy, and prevent more weight gain.
column by TARI TERRY
T-Fitness and Wellness
This column is sponsored by T-Fitness and Wellness.
BIO: Tari Terry is the owner and operator of T-Fitness and Wellness, a health facility in Lakeland. A Lakeland native, Tari graduated from Lake Gibson High School. He went on to attend Polk State College and Kaiser University, earning a degree in Sports Medicine. He is certified as a personal trainer and rehabilitation specialist.