by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach
Isn’t it crazy how fast the months go by? And here we are back in the middle of the holiday season.
We’re tempted by all those seasonal cookies, cakes, candy, big family meals and anything pumpkin spice — and eggnog is just around the corner.
So, here are my holiday health and fitness guidelines.
Stay active in your fitness routine, don’t break that habit. Exercising likely will help you better handle the stress that can come with the holidays. Let those endorphins fly.
Stay hydrated even when it’s cold outside. Proper hydration keeps your mucous membranes in good working order, which could help you recover faster if you are hit by a holiday bug.
Curb overindulgence by sticking to four to five days going a bit overboard rather than the entire season. Don’t skip meals, eat slowly, appreciate a few special treats and listen to your body as it starts to feel full.
Sleep enough, as in seven to nine hours for adults and eight to 11 hours for children and teens. Stick to a sleep schedule, and stop eating/drinking two to three hours before going to bed.
Don’t stress over the holiday things that don’t matter in the long run. Keep your perspective and health in check first!