Jayne McAllister

Travel Wellness Expert and Author

30 Tips for Staying Slim and Sane Through the Holidays: Part 4 (Exercise)

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Holiday Survival Tip #6: Keep on Moving

Did you over indulge yesterday?  It’s time to get moving.  There are so many excuses you can proffer for not exercising at this time of year as your social life steps up.   While it’s very easy to get off track, it’s really not an option.  The reality is that it’s not necessarily about the calories.  Let’s face it, you can spend an hour on the treadmill and burn 250 calories.  That’s about a smallish portion of turkey.  You’d have to spend ten hours in the gym to work off the stuffing, pie and potatoes. So why bother?

As well as the obvious health benefits of regular exercise, keeping on track through the Holiday season will give you a huge sense of achievement.  With your blood oxygenated and your metabolism revved, you’ll feel better for the rest of the day.

Holiday Survival Tip #7:  Wear A Waistband

????????????This will keep you honest, especially at parties: When you overeat, you’ll know it.  I know someone (okay, my mother) who went through a phase of waxing lyrical about the comfortable clothes she was wearing.  They were comfy because they had elasticated waistbands.  Over time, an unsuspected 30 pounds crept on.  Before long, the elasticated waistbands felt as tight as a regular one.  Thankfully she has lost the weight, but it was a lesson worth learning.  Time to zip up and button up!

That’s it for today, folks.  I’m off to work out!

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Author: jaynemc111

Author. Travel Wellness Expert. Speaker.

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