During the colder months with less daylight it is easy to let yourself relax your workout routines. Also, due to the holidays you may eat more than normal and indulge in more sweets and high fat foods. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to ensure you maintain your health.
Stay Active: It is easy to not get out and exercise as much as normal due to less daylight, but switch your evening walks to the morning or go on a lighted track. Remember regular exercise actually provides you with more energy everyday than not having any physical activity.
Cut out Unnecessary Calories: As it gets cooler you often turn to mochas and lattes to keep you warm. These drinks are often full of unneeded calories and fat and should be a treat and not the norm. Turn instead to tea as a healthier option to keep you warm.
Plan Evening Dinner: Plan ahead for your evening dinners for the entire week so you do not run out of time and fall prey to fast food options. Ensure you have all the ingredients you need the weekend before, so you can spend time with your family each evening having a healthy dinner.
Get Enough Sleep: A good night’s sleep will help you feel energized and ready to tackle your busy days. Try to stick to a routine with the same times you go to sleep and wake up and take thirty minutes to wind down before you lie down.