It’s that time of year…Holiday Season.
Time to eat, a time to enjoy ourselves, and the time to indulge a bit. Unfortunately, this year we may not have an opportunity to have that family dinner, but none the less we will still find ways to celebrate. The biggest hurdle that we face after the holidays, is the battle to get in shape, trim up, and reach our health and fitness goals.
Because of these hurdles, I’m excited to bring the Survivor’s Guide to the Holiday Season. In this issue, we are bringing you amazing medically researched tips that will help you live a longer healthier life as you age. We look at practical ways to survive the holidays with ways to minimize the pounds we pack on. Also, remember as we set goals and get back on the workout program, be careful about jumping in too deep and too quick. The key is to listen to your body, and we show you exactly how to do that in this week’s issue.
Preparing for Father Time
An excellent episode on the Broken Brain Podcast with Dhru Purohit, in this episode, he interviews Dr. Frank Lipman about the aging process. At a certain point in life, we start getting to a stage in life where we are forced to think about aging. The fact is, in order to live a quality life, the planning starts now in your 30’s and 40’s. Learn why fasting is so important to longevity, learn about genetic factors and aging, and learn about the importance of quality sleep and reducing your sugar intake. All major factors in living a longer healthier life.
+ How to Overhaul Your Diet with Intermittent Fasting |“The number one reason people do it is for weight loss, but when you lose weight, that helps lower blood pressure, which helps to prevent heart disease and diabetes,” says Krista Varady, nutrition professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
+ Intermittent Fasting Beginner’s Guide – Nerd Fitness | In this Ultimate Guide to Intermitting Fasting, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the science of fasting and what results you can expect.
Biggest Contributor to Annual Weight Gain: You’ve Guessed it – Holiday Weight
Every holiday season I gain a bunch of weight. This year could be different, because of the pandemic and the fact that I won’t be spending time with family like we typically do. Even at that, I’m sure I’ll find a way to eat too many sweets. There have been years when I have added five pounds of additional weight. The kicker is, the older I get – the harder it gets to burn the weight off. It’s why I – like every other person in the world, set a new fitness goal every year. But this year our approach is going to be different. Check out this year’s Holiday Survival Guide.
+ 7 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays | Trust me, even the most disciplined among us don’t stand a chance against the holidays.
+ Setting Healthy Boundaries Around The Holidays | With COVID-19 still running it’s course invitations could get awkward if you’re uncomfortable in social settings. Family life could get even more uncomfortable during the holiday season. The key here is, we have to set boundaries this year – maybe more so than other years. It’s okay though, it’s okay to set boundaries.
Listen – The Body Will Tell You
When it comes to training, the temptation during and after the holiday season is to go hard. The issue some will face is over-training and being able to maintain the intensity and volume over an extended period of time. My advice is to listen to your body.
+ 3 Intense Home Workouts | The home gym is back. Try these workouts to get a good workout in.
+ A Fitness Pro’s Rules For Staying Strong Over 40 | “These can be the best years of your life if you take care of yourself,” she says. “Living your healthy lifestyle can even make it feel as if you’re aging in reverse.”
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