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4 Tips to Keep the Weight Off This Holiday Season

The holidays and weight-gain go hand-in-hand. With the decrease in temperatures and your favorite foods to keep you warm, it can be easy to put on a few pounds.

In order to make sure the aforementioned does not happen, here are a few tips to keep yourself in tip top shape as we venture into the year’s coldest months:

Exercise:
Don’t give up hope just because it’s cold outside. If running outdoors in freezing temperatures isn’t your thing, try giving winter sports a try. Everything from ice-skating to skiing can burn serious calories. Plus, exercising outdoors has been shown to provide greater health benefits than exercising indoors. That said, at the end of the day, it’s really just important that you keep moving; whether that be indoors or outdoors, that’s up to you.

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Indulge…in Superfoods:
During the holidays, immune systems generally weaken. From increased alcohol and sugar consumption to lack of sleep and stress, your body is in need of a little extra help. Superfoods, foods high in nutrients, are great for strengthening immune systems. From kale to colorful fruits, make sure you’re stocked up.

Sleep:
Don’t use the holiday season as an excuse to stay up later. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain. Try to get in a solid seven to eight hours every night and don’t go for that second cup of coffee past noon.

Compromise: