Friday Five: Ways to stay healthy during the holidays


Every Friday, three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC to host the Friday Five linkup.  Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!)  They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!


1.  Bring healthy snacks to work. If you are hungry, you will be tempted to eat something unhealthy. This is what I always have in my lunch bag everyday.


2Walk whenever you can. That means taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Eat a quick lunch and go for a walk.  Take a walk after dinner.


3. Sign up for a race.  If you do, you will be motivated to get out and run. Running burns calories, right?


4. Do some kind of cross-training activity that you enjoy– work out, do yoga, pilates, zumba, play tennis or whatever you can to stay active.


5.Get on the scale. I rarely get on the scale but I try to weigh myself more frequently during the holidays. Nothing like several lbs gained to make me lose my appetite.

Will I cheat?  Of course but I try to make them worthwhile cheats on special occasions. (I have a weakness for desserts…)

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christmas cookie exchange at work

Happy Running! How do you stay healthy during the holidays?


12 thoughts on “Friday Five: Ways to stay healthy during the holidays

  1. I always gain during the winter (and it’s already started — yuck!). I wish I had some surefire tips — the biggest one is that I can’t have a sweet treat at every meal. Probably not even every day. Sad, but true.


  2. I try to have a January race on my calendar and that helps keep me running and cross training. Of course I like holiday treats but I try to be good and have just a few things per day.


  3. I do little things like parking in a spot the furthest away and taking stairs because all that stuff adds up. I need to get back to walking my dogs since my foot is better. It looks like they’ve gained a little weight!


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