As the leaves on the trees begin to change and the cooler fall temperatures set in, that’s a good indicator that the holiday season is quickly approaching. The holiday season provides a great time for all of us to gather with family and loved ones for fellowship, fun, and food. Here at Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, our team of fitness and medical professionals are here to keep you on track to reach your goals, even during the toughest parts of the year. Check out these few tips on how you can stay healthy and fit during the fall season:
- Hold yourself accountable.
With the fall season, meaning pumpkin spice and everything nice, you don’t want to risk tossing your goals out the window just for that extra piece of pie. This is why it’s incredibly important to hold yourself accountable, especially during the fall and holiday season. If you find a friend who has similar goals for eating healthy and staying fit, the two of you can hold each other accountable as well as take kickboxing classes in Mount Laurel together.
- Incorporate healthy ingredients in meals.
Let’s face it; most of the meals we eat during the fall and holiday season consist of added sugars and loads of fat. To avoid overconsumption of these fats and sugars, it’s best to try and incorporate healthy ingredients into your meals. This means choosing to eat fresh steamed green beans as opposed to the green bean casserole. Also, when it comes to turkey, opt for lighter cuts of meat as they tend to be healthier for you than dark meat.
- Limit your holiday cocktail intake.
During those brisk, fall weekends, it can be a real challenge not to sip on a spiked apple cider or hot chocolate beverage. While these seasonal cocktails may keep you warm and cozy, they also contain significant amounts of empty calories and sugar. It never hurts to substitute a soda water with lime for a festive seasonal cocktail.
Don’t forget to sign up for one of our kickboxing classes in Cherry Hill or start personal training classes this fall season. To learn more about the communities we serve and the equipment and options we offer, contact us today at 1-800-875-2720.