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Tips On Staying Healthy During The Holidays

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Tips on staying healthy during the holidays. This is the time of year when our healthy eating habits tend to slack. The weather is colder, the days are shorter and going for a workout can seem like a bigger chore than usual. Everywhere we look, there are articles about how to stay healthy during the holiday season. I myself have written several for various publications.

sneakers for a healthy workout

So I couldn’t resist but put one up here. First, I should share my qualifications with you. For me, it’s not just about being thin, it is also truly about being healthy. I’ve been dancing since the age of 3 or so. I taught rock climbing for a couple of years, then I became a Personal Trainer and finally a Pilates Instructor. I owned my own gym for about 5 years and taught for over 12. I had the amazing opportunity to train NHL players, had a contract with MTV to train one of their stars and even worked with Penelope Cruz when she was filming in Vancouver.

healthy salad

Tips on staying healthy during the holidays:

First and foremost remember to drink lots of water. It is imperative for keeping your digestive system working and for giving you healthy, younger looking skin. I never drink enough, but I know I feel much more healthy when I do.

It’s okay to indulge a little bit, but only a little. When going to a party, scan the room find the food that you absolutely have to try and enjoy it. Remember, however, that moderation is key. A few bites should be enough.

Eat a healthy meal before going out. If you aren’t hungry, then you won’t be so tempted to indulge.

Keep the sugary drinks to a minimum. I know, I know, that they can taste fantastic, but the calories might not be worth it. Switch to wine spritzers for a festive bubbly feel. Also, this way you are killing two birds with one stone because you’ll get some valuable water intake.

Lastly, keep moving. I promise that you will feel so much better. If you have no time, then take twenty minutes first thing in the morning. Put the music on and dance around to get your blood pumping. Or try something new. I just went back to ballet and I feel fantastic! It has inspired me to stay healthy and active this month.

healthy meal of salmon and avocado

Here’s to a healthy and happy holiday season!

What are your tips on staying healthy during the holidays?

*For more tips on staying healthy during the holidays join me on twitter and pinterest*
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19 Comments

  1. samecookiesdifferent

    soooo good!
    <3

    x
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

    1. Ha! Thanks!
      xo

  2. I agree with you! I’ll try to do every single tip you mentioned… but I know that I try make more workout but it’s cold outside and I’m a lazy girl… 😉 I practice pilates 3 times a week… Not enough… but unless.. 😀
    Great post dear!!! Delicious salads I ♥it!!

    Lady Trends
    http://myladytrends.blogspot.com.es/

    1. Thanks so much! I know in the winter it’s so so hard to get out!
      xo

  3. Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante

    Great post! It’s so easy to succumb to the temptation of sweets and lethargy during the holidays! I try and to keep moving and attempt to still eat healthy 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

    1. You too! I don’t allow any sweets in the house this time of year!
      xo

  4. What a great post! You know I am all for it! Definitely too much food around for my taste…but I have a new gym plan 🙂

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

    1. Yay! I was totally thinking of you when I wrote it.
      xo

  5. Important to eat healthy and prepare for Christmas dining 😉 I am more aware of what I eat now, after a rather unhealthy period! I can feel the difference. How lucky that you got to work with Penelope Cruz.

    1. She was pretty amazing! I go through ups and downs as well…
      xo

  6. thanks for all the tips, I haven´t take care of my health lately, I´ve been eating a lot and not healthy food so I needed this kind of remainding…Thanks a lot and I really admire you dear
    kisses

    1. Awe thanks so much! It’s okay sometimes it’s tough to stay on track.
      xo

  7. Fantastic post! Staying healthy for the season and life is so important! In the past I would always watch what I ate, no binge eating or drinking. Moderation is always the key.

    However, this year I don’t have to worry because I’m in the middle of a detox/elimination diet to figure out what food intolerances I have. So no treats for me, no booze, dairy, soy, white & brown flours, no refine sugar etc.. Can drink water and herbal or green tea. It’s amazing how much better my stomach has been it has made.

    xo, jackie
    http://www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

    1. That’s crazy! I hope you figure it all out. I know what you mean though because every time I go on a really strict diet my whole body just feels better.
      xo

  8. This looks healthy and YUMMY which I love. Great advice.

    http://www.ruzinscloset.com

    1. Thanks! Just trying to remind everyone that’s it’s okay to have some fun.
      xo

    1. Ha! Thanks!
      xo

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