The holidays are just around the corner. For many of us, that means that we will be spending even more
time than usual around our family and friends. That may be a motivating factor to truly dig in and work
on getting fit for those gatherings.
We all know that we need to exercise, but have you found a routine that works for you yet? There are
some of us that can work up a sweat at the gym. Then there are those of us who rather keep it simple
and inexpensive and walk, jog, or run around their neighborhood. Others join sports or fitness-oriented
activities. A few others need the extra kick of hiring professional help. And even others that have
planned out in-home exercise routines that they can fit around the rest of their lives.
No matter how you exercise, the important part is that you do. Find the activity that you love and do it
Exercise can help keep your body running smoothly, but diet is important too in the overall fitness
balance. Is there something that you can do to eat better? You don’t necessarily have to give up
everything tasty to maintain or lose weight. Think about something small that you can tackle first. If
you enjoy soda, try drinking less of it than you already do. If desserts are your downfall, simply reduce
the portion size that you serve yourself. If carbs like pasta seem to stick to your waist, eat it less
frequently or try alternatives like zucchini spaghetti.
Honestly, changing the way you live can be much simpler if you do it by changing one little thing at a
Do you already have your diet and exercise under control? Still need a little extra help? Many people
turn to supplements to help them with that last push. If you are trying to pack on muscle, you may want
more protein in your everyday diet. If you are just trying to keep your joints pain-free, you may want to
look into glucosamine. Check out this infographic for other ideas!
How about you? Do you tackle your fitness goals extra hard before the holidays or does the beginning
of the year work better for you?