Planning ahead for 2016 Training?
1). Sleep. Quality shut-eye is perhaps the easiest but most often over-looked tool for managing stress. Aim for 7-9 hours of restorative sleep per night.
2). Focus on friends not food at social gatherings. Instead of sampling one of every item on the buffet, collect a sampling of fun facts or stories from each person at the party.
3). Identify and practice one non-negotiable healthy habit every day. The habit doesn't need to be time-intensive (10 minutes of mobility work or staying properly hydrated throughout the day), but it can help keep you grounded in a healthy mindset.
4). Some exercise is better than none. Don't get caught up in the idea that a workout lasting less than 60 minutes "doesn't count." This is an unfortunate side effect introduced by gyms trying to keep their group fitness schedules moving along at a predictable pace. You can accomplish a lot in much less time.
5). Learn when to say no. To an extra cookie. To an extra glass of holiday cheer. To one more event crammed into an already busy schedule. To unrealistic expectations of how you can make this holiday "perfect" if you just work a little harder.
Five Quick Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season
Posted 16 December 2015