It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we move into the start of the holiday season, the DC ladies thought we’d focus on how to stay healthy during this season of overindulgence. I can’t wait to read everyone’s tips! And don’t forget, you can find our Friday Five themes for the next few weeks here! Stay tuned for a fun announcement next Friday!! Per usual, I’m linking up with my girls Cynthia and Mar for the #Friday Five. You can read our linkup rules here. Please note that if you don’t play nicely, we will delete your link. Have a great weekend!
- Take advantage of fun runs! Turkey trots, Jingle bell jams, the holiday season is full of short, fun runs that are easy to take part in and usually involve costumes (a win-win in my book!). I’ll be running a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and it’s one of my favorite ways to start the holiday. It makes me feel better about the pumpkin pie I’m about to consume. 🙂
- Cook as much as you can. Something that you make at home is pretty much guaranteed to be healthier than something you buy at a restaurant. Make it fun! I like having a couple of friends over and have everyone make something. It’s easy, low stress and fun. I realize that having to cook during a busy season can be stressful…so did you know you can order holiday meals from Whole Foods? Just sayin!
- Treat yoself. Honestly, I can’t say it any better than this:
- Walk it out. Not a runner? Too full of turkey and cranberry sauce to run? Take a walk around the block with your family. This is a great, simple way to stay healthy and keep moving but not feel like you’re going to fall over from running too soon after eating (not that I’ve done that…ahem). Have a dog? Even better. I love taking my pup Sasha on walks and she loves it too!
- Wine, not eggnog. Okay, I’m kind of joking but kind of not. Wine is heart healthy! Eggnog = not so much. The bigger point here is to be smart about your treats. Pick and choose and if you want something really delicious but not so healthy…like I said, treat yoself…in moderation. 🙂
How do you keep healthy during the holiday season?