Staying Healthy Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be critical to gaining weight. Fear not! You can avoid the pitfalls of weight gain and loss of muscle strength. Below are some tips on how to stay fit through the holidays and start the new year off on a healthy note.

Traveling Away From Home Sweet Home

If you’re traveling this winter, pack your patience and workout clothes to keep you on track throughout your journey away from home

It should not be surprising that no matter how dedicated you are to your training, being away from your familiar environment may present obstacles.

When you’re at home, you most likely schedule a particular time to work out. You can do the same when you travel! Setting aside a specific time on your itinerary to exercise will make it more likely to happen.

For example, you can include a walk or jog first thing in the morning before your family starts their day. In addition, there is likely a local gym where you can sneak away for a quick HIIT workout before dinner when everyone else is lounging around. 

It takes a little planning, but with just a bit of effort, you can find a solution to your workout, even in the most remote places.

Holiday Food

No one likes to feel deprived, especially during the holidays. We all look forward to those “once a year” recipes passed down through generations. 

Whether a buffet or family-style meal, make it a goal to start by adding healthy foods to your plate first. By doing this, you will have less room for unhealthy choices and will likely make more mindful choices about your splurges. 

Vacation Time

Vacations, no matter what time of year, are supposed to be fun! Treat working out as a break from your daily stress when you’re away. Change things up and engage in an activity you want to do with your friends and family, even if it takes you out of your comfort zone. 

An outing to the ice skating rink or flag football game may not be something you participate in during your typical training. However, it will help you stay fit through the holidays and will likely put a smile on your face. 

As a bonus, these unexpected activities will work different muscles, keep your body guessing, and burn calories without sacrificing a workout.

Before You Go

Take steps to get in shape in advance of the season. Before you leave on that jet plane, start designing a training program that delivers the results you want for the holidays. Create a plan that can work to both prepare you for your holiday travel and provide the confidence you want throughout the season of celebrations.

For example, if your plans include a holiday trip to a sunny beachfront resort, your focus could be on workouts that provide chest and arm definition to look confident in that new tank top. 

If you will be hiking, biking, or walking the malls for hours shopping for the perfect gift, concentrate on leg workouts that build your muscle strength so you won’t be left behind.

Lastly, if you haven’t seen your loved ones in a couple of years and want to burn off extra weight before you greet them, make fat-blasting exercises a priority.

Since getting to the airport early is a must these days, you can start your exercise before you even take off. Use the time for a brisk walk around the terminal and make this downtime beneficial to staying active.

The Simple and Effective Local Fitness Option

This season of joy can present challenges for maintaining your training and fitness. However, regardless of your destination, there are a few steps to take to remain healthy through the holidays.

  1. Sleep well
  2. Hydrate often
  3. Manage your food and alcohol consumption
  4. Walk and exercise

How Fit Body Boot Camp Can Help

Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC) has more than 800 open and soon-to-open locations around the world. So we are likely in the area where you are traveling and spending your vacation, no matter what time of year.

Fit Body Boot Camp workouts are quick enough to fit your schedule and effective enough to be well worth your time. 

Our signature Afterburn workouts combine High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with Active Rest Training. These unique 30-minute workouts burn twice the amount of calories in half the time and keep your metabolism running at a higher rate for up to 36 hours post-workout.

Consider FBBC for a 30-minute quick and effective workout whether you are traveling for the holidays, on vacation, or enjoying a staycation.

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