Enjoy our series of RX tips for a happier and healthier holiday season.
Barrie Wolfe, MS RD:
Snacking is actually GOOD for you! But there’s an art to it. Instead of grazing on high-calorie junk, my clients eat a “calculated snack”–ideally something with protein and fiber to provide fullness and energy. Indulge in holiday goodies occasionally, but eat a “calculated snack” often.
Emmary Day Spa:
Like snowflakes, no two bodies are alike. This winter, make sure that you’re taking care of your skin. Dry air, holiday stresses, and too much sun on winter break or the slopes can take their toll. So gift yourself with a facial, massage, or both! And be sure you don’t hit the beach looking like Santa’s beard! Be sure to make that waxing appointment early. Spa gift certificates, scented candles make great last-minute gifts too.
Julie V. Mac AFPA, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Steffi Nossen School of Dance:
Eat breakfast! A lean protein kick starts your metabolism; drink water before and during a workout, coconut water (or other electrolytes-filled beverage) after a workout; weights before Cardio… you burn fat longer after weight-lifting;and trick your body–avoid the same workout every day/week. Try something new or simply reverse the order of your exercises.
Jodi Levine, Owner, Jodi’s Gym:
Participating in an early childhood gymnastics program is not only tons of fun and excitement but full of healthy benefits for a child’s mind and body. Gymnastics develops strength, balance, flexibility, spatial awareness, power, focus, and coordination to name just a few! An early foundation in gymnastics sets a child up for a lifetime of fitness!
Mike Cola, Personal Trainer:
Trying to control your weight with a lot of exercise is a losing battle. Eventually you will wind up burned out, unhealthy and have a number of overuse injuries. You have to learn how to control your weight with your diet.