BUFFALO, N.Y. (RELEASE) - Best Fitness is committed to helping everyone in the community maintain their weight during the tempting holiday season.
They are providing tips to help everyone make wise choices and stave off extra pounds.
According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, American gain approximately 1-2 pounds during the period of Thanksgiving through New Year's. Even though this doesn't sound like a lot, the study also found that the subjects did not lose that extra weight. Over the years those extra pounds continue to add up.
Vice President of Personal Training Karli Taylor said, "We want to encourage the community to challenge themselves not to put on any extra pounds during the holiday season. It does not mean giving up all delicious food, it just means being mindful of what we do put in our bodies. Today, more than ever before, there are healthy alternatives and fitness opportunities."
Other studies have shown that people's body compositions change during the season resulting in an increase of body fat.
Best Fitness wants to help you. Join now at any one of its locations: Buffalo (1999 Elmwood Ave ) or Tonawanda (2309 Eggert Road)
Taylor's Tips For Staying Healthy Through the Holidays Include:
Move – One of the most effective ways to maintain or even lose weight is to exercise. It doesn't have to mean getting on a treadmill. Instead, try a fun new class.
Never Go To A Party Hungry – Similar to the advice, never go to the grocery story when you are starving, make sure to eat something healthy before a holiday party. This will help you to avoid high calorie treats.
Small Plates – When you are at parties, pick up a small plate and fill it will veggies and fruit.
Avoid Sauce – Typically most sauces tend to have a higher amount of calories. So… make a healthy substitution or avoid the sauce altogether.
Small Meals Throughout the Day – Eat small low calorie meals throughout the day. Overall, you'll be less likely to overeat.
Holiday Traditions With Activity – Create holiday traditions with your family; ones that encourage activity. These can include taking part in a race or taking a fun Zumba class family-style!
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