Staying in fashionable shape and living healthy during the holidays

Staying in fashionable shape and living healthy during the holidays

Holidays are a time of indulgence. And there are few indulgences more fashionable than exercise. You might, as so many do, start an exercise program with visions of six-pack abs dancing in your head. But before you rush off to the weight room or the cardio room, you should ask yourself, "What is my fitness goal?"

If you are really serious about improving your health, you should exercise for health, not for looks or fashion. Getting fit shouldn't change who you are, it just should improve your health.
The first step toward your fitness goal should be a good checkup with your doctor. Your doctor may tell you, "I don't see any health problems, but you do need a fitness program.”

Fashionable living, as you know, is about following the latest fads. Maybe there's a new diet that promises to make you thinner. Maybe there's a new exercise regimen that promises to make you stronger. Maybe there's a new gadget that promises to make you smarter. Or maybe there's a new political movement or celebrity promotion or a book that everyone's raving about. And it turns out that fads are all right.

Fashionable living is all about trying new things
, and seeing what works. So if you don't like the fad of the moment, just look for something else. But that doesn't guarantee you'll stay thin. Or strong. Or smart. Because as everyone knows, if you don't try, you'll never know if it would work. Staying in shape is risky too. Everyone thinks they're too old to start exercising, or too overweight, or too out of shape. But if you keep at it, eventually the truth will dawn: you're too old, too overweight, too out of shape. And being healthy is risky too.

Everyone thinks they have all the health problems they'll ever have. But if you don't keep looking for new ones, you'll miss them, and there'll be no way to prevent them.
So, go ahead and try things. But be careful. Because everything changes. And if it doesn't, it will change.

Staying in shape and living healthy is hard to do with a busy lifestyle, but it can be done.
Fitness and health does not have to be limited to the old diet and exercising routine. Get educated on some of the methods I use to stay toned and on my toes. Whether you’re looking for exercise tips or tasty recipes, you’ll like what I’m doing.

Being fashionable in this 21st century is not an easy job in any way.
If you want to be integrated into the society you need to look like people around your age. You can’t go yourself with some old-fashioned clothes that nobody wears anymore, especially if you are still in high school, college or university.

Being healthy is not just about looking good on the outside, it's about feeling better inside out.

Eat a raw carrot. Cut it into sticks and dip them in guacamole. That should satisfy your craving for something crunchy. Avocados, by the way, are full of good fats. Sometimes we're too concerned with the texture of foods, and don't pay attention to the taste. If your mouth feels empty after a meal, be sure to drink plenty of water.

Chew your food well, and chew it often. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it's full.

Eat  slowly and chew each bite. Don't let your fork and knife do all the work for you. Try to drink eight glasses of water a day. Drinking water helps your body get rid of waste. It also flushes out toxins. You should exercise three times a week. You can even work out at home. 
Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. Walk around the mall instead of riding the escalator or elevator. If the cold makes you cough, try drinking green tea. It has antioxidants that may help prevent colds.

The holidays are fast approaching and, while most are anticipating spending time with friends and family, many will be trying to fit themselves back into their skinny jeans and lose weight.

But instead of trying to get rid of all the holiday weight you put on, why not change the way you think about it? Instead of punishing yourself for eating a slice of pumpkin pie and a glass of eggnog, think about all of the healthy food you are eating instead. How can you incorporate healthy foods into all of your holiday meals?

One way you can do this is to eat breakfast every day.
Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day, and skipping a meal can lead to less productivity, tiredness, cravings, and even weight gain.

Eating right and exercising during the Holiday Season is a challenge, but it doesn't have to be.

Here are 7 tips that will put you in the right direction:
1. Eat less
2. Eat more
3. Keep moving
4. Skip the happy hour
5. Drink plenty of water
6. Eat some fruit
7. Be smart about alcohol

Our diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management habits all contribute to our overall sense of well-being. But by focusing only on health, we can miss the big picture.

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