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Practical Tips To Stay Fit From Thanksgiving To New Years

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Turkey, stuffing, pies, cookies, wine, and that’s just dinner. Between family obligations, work parties and daily food baskets, last minute events and shopping, working out can be nearly impossible.  Learn how to keep your exercise routine during the holiday season using these common sense power strategies, tricks, and tips to make fitness a part of your holiday celebration.

·         Get Outside – Crisp air, falling leaves, fall is the best time to get back to nature. Commit to getting outside at least three times a week. Breathing in the cold crisp air is uplifting, and it beats staying cooped up indoors while the fall sun is shining.

·         Set a Goal – Set a tangible goal and maintain it throughout the holiday season. There are 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, which is a sufficient amount of time to perfect your push-ups, increase your daily sits or work toward a regular 3 to 5-mile run.

·         Find a Promotion – There is no better time than the holiday season to get in to shape.  Plus, the season is the best time to get a great deal on a PH360 Membership. In doing so, you will already be committed to your fitness plan, and you'll avoid the overly ambitious fitness goals made on Jan 1. Most of which dissolve within the first two to three weeks of the New Year.

DID YOU KNOW: working out in the morning has been shown to boost your metabolism and offers other health benefits?

·         Find a Friend – Pulling the covers over your head and going back to sleep at 6 a.m. is much harder to do when someone else is counting on you for support and motivation.  Find a fitness-minded friend or family member to be your holiday exercise buddy.  That way, you’ll always have someone to push you to get a workout in before the big meals and parties.

·         Go to the Mall – With tons to do during the holidays, there’s just no time to exercise, right? WRONG: Walking and talking at the mall is free, and when you are talking to friends, you are not focused on the time. Which, makes you more likely to walk for longer and burn more calories. 

Sources: everydayhealth.com, healthyliving.com, bestmallwalking.com

Fit and Fabulous for Fall

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Is it Fall already? It seems like it was only weeks ago that we were getting swimsuit sexy for Summer! With school back in session and your schedule operating on all cylinders, now is the perfect time to ramp up a fall fitness routine that will prepare you for the holiday season. Fall also offers the perfect weather to get outdoors, so use this time of year to your advantage. 

Here are five simple ways to help you carve fitness into your fall schedule:

1.    Keep it Close to Home.  Let's face it; we do what comes easy. What will guarantee that your fitness get-up-and-go stays on target, is finding a convenient and close exercise location near your office or home.

PRO TIP: With three PH360 locations now open throughout the valley there is no excuse for missing a workout! 

2.    Fall Foliage.  The advantages of group training are endless but don't forget that this is the perfect time of year to enjoy outdoor activities. This season is the perfect time to take advantage of local parks, walking trails, camping and hiking.  Plus, the cooler air is great for your body and makes outdoor activities more comfortable.

3.    Have a Plan.  Commitment begins with having a plan. So, eliminate excuses by planning ahead. Keep your gym bag packed at all times and keep it in your car.  Pick a minimum of three days a week, to include a specific time to exercise, and stick to it. If your plan includes outdoor activities like hiking or bike riding, have a predetermined trail in mind. That way, you are less likely to deviate from your plans or simply cancel.

4.    What’s in Season?  Detoxify and rejuvenate your system by including seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet that your body needs for sustained health.  BONUS: you’ll spend less money while consuming the vitamins and nutrients that your body craves.

5.    Give it 30 Days.  On average, it takes 21-days to form a habit and about 60-days before it becomes a routine. Give your plan 30-days, and you will be on your way to staying fit for fall and the holiday season.

Sources: huffingtonpost.com, elitedaily.com, webmd.com