Blogs about Holidays

Holiday tips cont.'d

I often tell clients that they can have a 2 lbs allowance for the holidays. It forces them to be mindful and it leads to them actually losing weight over the holidays. Also, understand what a second helping actually means calorie wise and you might think twice. Another big no no is mistaking thirst for hunger. Make it a point to push the water intake. And lastly, remember we are relational beings and people are more important than food. Hard to appreciate them if you're in a food coma.

Regurgitated holiday tips

Posted by Nicki Anderson Edited by Functional Fitness of DuPage Julie Burks explains: -adhere to regular workouts -follow a meal plans (breakfast every day, frequent small meals, fruits and veggies at each meal and sufficient water) -eat a healthy snack before attending holiday gatherings -go easy on alcohol, caffeine, energy drinks and soda -eat foods that combat stress (salmon, tuna, turkey, chicken, beans and legumes, walnuts and other nuts, flaxseed, olive oil, whole grains, oats, asparagus, spinach and other dark green veggies, pomegranate, berries and dark chocolate (72% cocoa o

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  If you've listened to or read any holiday news, you know the average American can easily eat over 4,000 calories during a Thanksgiving meal.

The Requisite Holiday Survival Guide (Because of Course we will be Running from Hordes of Zombie Twinkies) with a Twist (Joke)

Flexibility is about more than Hamstrings 

Holiday Fit Tips - A Different Approach

It's that time of year again. The holidays are fast approaching and, while we may be feeling the excitement, we may also be dreading the toll they take on our well-being, our wallets and, of course, our weight. The many weeks between Thanksgiving and the new year are, for most of us, the most taxing and the most challenging when it comes to our physical and emotional health. Many people actually feel depressed, anxious, resentful, etc.

5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

The holiday season has started!  So what does this mean?  It means we all have a lot of extra things to get done, and more things to go do such as parties and holiday gatherings.  These gatherings inadvertently mean a lot more food, alcohol, dessert, and more.  It is also the time of year where we see family we haven’t in a long time, meet spouses of bosses and coworkers, and hopefully do it all with continuing to maintain our health, while feeling and looking amazing.  

HOLIDAY KICK OFF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

 Maintain Weight, Lose Weight, and Win Prizes Before the Holidays!November 15th – December 13th  

Fall is my favorite time of year

Fall is my favorite season, but the change in weather and daylight can throw your health and fitness routine out the window. Don't let the cooler season get the best of you. Lazy days of Summer are behind us and the busy hustle and bustle of Fall is here! Between work, the holidays, grocery shopping, errands, etc., it's easy to push exercise to the bottom of the list. It should be just as much a priority as any other appointment you have. Put exercise on the calendar!