Whether you’re in full-out hibernation mode or stressed out and busy from the holidays, your exercise routine might be one of the first casualties of the season. However, continuing your workouts throughout winter will help you stay energetic and healthy during the colder months of the year, and exercise might enable you to stave off that dreaded holiday weight gain.
Cold weather and busy holidays don’t have to be an insurmountable obstacle for fitting in a workout. If you keep exercising during the holiday season, you’ll feel better, stay healthier and be able to justify that extra dessert.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
Just like food, beverages may contain hidden calories, especially your favorite holiday drinks. The calories in beverages add up quickly and may be causing you to gain weight. By making a few changes to your beverage choices, you could be healthier this holiday season.
You don’t have to entirely give up your favorite beverage in order to cut back on the calories you’re consuming. Here are some tips on how to cut back without cutting something out of your diet completely:
Request that your coffee drink be made with low-fat or skim milk instead of whole.
Order the smallest size available, even if it’s a child’s size.
Skip extra flavorings (vanilla, hazelnut or caramel)—they are sugar-sweetened and will add calories.
Say no to whipped cream on top as it adds calories and fat.
Ask for your smoothie without sugar added—the fruit is naturally sweet.
Download the Bonus Recipies:
Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies
EEOC Releases Strategic Enforcement Plan for FYs 2024-28
The SEP establishes the agency’s subject matter priorities as it works to prevent and remedy
Draft Instructions for 2023 ACA Reporting Released
The IRS has released draft instructions for 2023 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal
CVSA Reveals 2023 Operation Safe Driver Week Results
Operation Safe Driver Week—an annual campaign conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)— took