Friday, November 4, 2016

Fit and Healthy Through the Holidays

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

The Holidays are upon us whether you're ready or not! I don't know about you, but I plan to hibernate for the next few months to avoid tasty treats, red cups, the flu and adult beverages -- said no one ever!  But seriously how does one say fit and healthy through the holiday season? Simple - healthy food, plenty of exercise, sleep and vitamins. I should note I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, trainer, etc. so use my advice at your own risk --- HAHA. However, Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories*

Ok, now that I'm done wiping the tears from laughing so hard about 'using my advice at your own risk' let's break it down.

FOOD
Did you know the average american will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I'm a firm believer that fit bodies are made in the kitchen. So, to simply put it, eat clean whole foods. Throw away the proceeded crap and sugar. Avoiding treats all together is near impossible, but try to limit yourself to only one 'treat' a week. Your backside will thank you in the spring.

Here's an example of how I eat -- green smoothie or egg scramble for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, and salmon [or another protein], sweet potato and veggies for dinner. Make sure to drink plenty of water. Pro Holiday party tips: eat before you go. This way you know you're staying on track. Attending a dinner party? Bring a healthy side to share.

PEAR, PROSCIUTTO AND FETA FLATBREAD

EXERCISE
Make it a priority this season. I schedule all my workouts in my calendar. This way I know I'm putting in some time to take care of myself. Shoot for at least one hour five days a week. Yes, five days! Again your backside will thank you in the spring. Exercise helps control the holiday weight gain, combat long term health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy and promotes better sleep. Plus, exercising is fun especially when you get outdoors! A short hike will do the mind and body good.


VITAMINS
Everyday I take a multi vitamin, vitamin C, fish oil, and vitamin D -- without fail. While these are the vitamins I like and need you'll want to find the right combo for you. Nature Made® has a variety of vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) to help support nutritional gaps with your health goals in mind ranging from Digestive Support, Heart Health & Function, Energy Metabolism, Women’s Health and much more!†

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SLEEP 
Basically shoot for 7-8 hours a night. No excuses -- unless you just had a baby ;)

Join me this season on my  Facebook page where I'm posting my daily workout attire and inspiration. If you're interested I'm happy to post workouts as well.

Cheers to a happy and healthy Holiday season! 


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*Based on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. 
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