1, 2, 3 Steps to Holiday Health

Well, October 1 has come and gone. That means it is getting closer and closer to the Holdiay Season. This can be an extremely stressful times for most people as they try and fit in all the social commitments that the Xmas season brings. This is also a time of year when taking care of yourself and your health usually takes its place at the bottom of the To Do List. With all the other expectations, how can you possibly think about taking care of your body and your health.

Well, now is the time to think about it. There are 3 very simple steps you can take to offset the inevitable weight gain of Xmas parties and the damage Xmas can do to your exercise regime.

Step #1 – Make time for you. I know easier said that done, but it is imperative that even with all the demands on your time, you try and set aside 10-20 minutes a day to do something physical. It could be as simple as going for a 10 minute walk after dinner or on your lunch hour at work. Remember exercise benefits are cumulative. It is not necessary to be able to devote 30 minutes or more in one session. Break it up into doable portions throughout your day.

Step #2 – Start now! If you aren’t involved in a scheduled exercise plan, start now. If you are new to exercise, start now so by the time the Holiday season rolls around, you have established a habit of exercise and it will be easier to maintain when the craziness begins. Don’t wait until the last minute to develop an exercise strategy because once the stress of Xmas time rolls around, it will be too late and it will be forgotten and put aside as other things take priority.

Step #3 – Seek Help. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, or maybe this is your first venture into fitness; seek out a fitness professional to help you get started. A personal fitness coach will help you establish healthy eating habits, devise a sensible workout program and keep you focussed and motivated on the task at hand. Something as simple as enrolling the help of a friend as a workout buddy will ensure that you make progress toward your goal of health and wellness.

3 Easy steps to get a head start on that 5-10 pounds that you know wants to become a permanent part of your life. Take control now so you are better prepared to take control in a a few months times.

Till next time,
“Monitoring, Mentoring, Motivation”

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