Ah, the holidays. Does anyone else associate the holidays primarily with food? Okay, the family time is great too, but the pumpkin bread and mulled wine makes it that much more enjoyable. With those extra calories comes extra responsibility – Responsibility to take care of ourselves, that is. We’re sharing three of our favorite tips on staying fit during the holidays. Read on and join us as we get through pie season together!
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It starts at the store!
Our first tip for staying fit during the holidays starts at the grocery store. You’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again – Starting with high-quality and minimally processed ingredients is the first step in eating healthier. Nowadays there are healthier swaps for just about everything, and there’s no shortage of delicious veggie dishes that can add some greenery to your Thanksgiving plate. Make a list before your next trip to Trader Joe’s, and check out these helpful nutritionist tips if you need some guidance!
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It’s the most important meal of the day.
Next up is starting your day strong with a nutritious breakfast! We love an easy smoothie that we can take with us to the office. The best ones are packed with superfoods and the macronutrients you need to start your day off on the right foot. When our breakfast smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, we feel much better about our decisions for the rest of the day!
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Go on, break a sweat!
Our last tip for staying fit during the holidays is to make sure you get your sweat on every day, even if it’s too cold to leave the house! There are a ton of great workout apps that you can take advantage of at home. We love the SWEAT app and the Tone It Up app. Both provide quick and effective workouts that you can bust out at home and get on with the rest of your festive day.
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What are your favorite tips for staying healthy during the holidays? Let us know in the comments!