Staying in Shape Over the Holidays

Face it once Thanksgiving hit your diet regimen went out the window. From that time through New’s Year Day it is essentially a festive feeding frenzy. Holiday parties and dinners might have you overindulging. However don’t despair, staying in shape over the holidays is not just a pipe dream. A few simple tricks can prevent you from being a little heavier come the new year.

We at Men’s Life DC are committed to help you staying in shape over the holidays. That’s why we’ve enlisted the advice from experts, trainers from Equinox Sports Club. Their simple tips are part of the key to staying in shape over the holidays. Follow their advice and you want feel guilty about those Christmas cookies that you’ve been longing for all year.

1. Prioritize food that will leave you energized

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When being mindful of nutrition, enjoy the things you love but prioritize the food that will leave you feeling energized instead of sluggish. Bring a fun, healthy dish option like a quinoa, arugula, brussels sprout, cranberry and pecan salad with an herb vinaigrette. Delicious and festive! [Tip from DC fitness trainer Kaitlyn Wozniak]


2. Eat a small healthy snack before attending holiday parties.

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Small snacks helps prevent over-indulging since you’re not showing up starving and you still get to enjoy the festive food. [Tip from Miami Equinox trainer Christa DiPaolo]


3. Remember to drink 4-8 ounces of water for every 1-2 ounces of alcohol.

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 Water will help divert dehydration that is common with alcohol consumption and assist in keeping your stomach feeling full so you don’t overindulge. [Tip from Texas Highland Park Equinox group fitness manager Will Amason]
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These are just a few tricks from Equinox trainers to use for helping you stay in shape over the holidays. For more information or if you’re looking for tips and tricks for your workout routine there are three Equinox Sports Clubs in the Washington metropolitan area. The Equinox in DC is located at 1170 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037. The one in Bethesda is at 4905 Elm Street Bethesda, MD 20814 . The Virginia location is at 8065 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

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