Healthy Holiday Tips

12
Nov

Healthy Holiday Tips

The holidays are fast approaching as we draw to the close of 2021. Families and friends will soon gather for Thanksgiving. After that, with a blink of the eye, you will be under the Christmas tree celebrating the completion of another year. This can be a difficult time to remain consistent and chase towards your goals. 

Here are three tips to keep in mind this holiday season to stay healthy.

Tip #1

Drink Water

Along with the changing seasons, the weather also begins to cool off. Even in South Texas, we will see some cold fronts come in as everyone dusts cobwebs off their hoodies, pullovers, and fleece jackets. When it gets cold outside, the desire to drink water decreases. Your body still needs it! Water is essential to your body in its daily functions, and improves tissue health. A good rule of thumb is to drink a litre for every 40 pounds of body weight. A 120 pound female will need to drink at least three liters of water a day. A 200 pound male is looking at 5 liters. 

Tip #2

Reflection

Alongside physical activity, reflecting on your goals, past habits, and performance helps to set a trajectory moving forward. It is important to revisit your goals and determine if they are still realistic for you. Have you been working towards the same goal for six months when you originally stated it would take two? How can you break up that goal into smaller components so you can take actionable steps to achieve it? Have your values changed? How about your priorities? I have a son now and my priorities have certainly shifted since one year ago. Set aside some time during the holiday season to reevaluate your goals. 

Tip #3

Follow The Program

At Bellhouse CrossFit, we have coaches that are trained to teach you exercise, keep you safe, and improve your health. If you stay consistent, humble, and coachable, you will see results! Stick to the program and trust the process. There aren’t shortcuts when it comes to losing fat, gaining muscle, or improving performance. It takes hard work, discipline, and a knowledgeable coach with you each step of the journey. Our coaches at Bellhouse CrossFit are invested in your journey. Continue working out at the gym or home during the holidays. 

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By Blair Agan