Monday, November 20, 2017
Daily Thought

Holiday Survival Guide
As the holidays approach the food challenges will start coming fast and furious. You need a plan to keep the typical 6-7 pounds people gain over the holidays in check. We will offer our 24 Holiday Survival tips again this year. The first step is to try and keep your regular routine in place, exercise, eat breakfast, drink plenty of water, and get some sleep being the foundations of surviving the holidays.
 
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Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Structure Your Fitness Plan
CORE/Stability/Balance – Stay Strong for Life and Prevent Injuries
Individuals who neglect exercise can lose 30 to 40 percent of their strength by the age of 65. When your muscles are strong you are less prone to injuries, have better sense of balance and better joint integrity. Weight training twice per week for 20-30 minutes can be the difference. Circuit training allows you to combine multiple training disciplines together to maximize your time spent exercising. Add CORE, Stability, and Balance exercises to your workout and you will have a well-rounded total body workout in 30-45 minutes. Make the time to keep your muscles strong and maintain your balance to protect your body from injuries.
 
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Holiday Tip #1 Don’t over do it by keeping it in balance.
The average American commonly gains five to seven pounds during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Keep in mind that all those holiday cookies, candies, and treats add up quickly. Keep an eye on the quantity, sometimes one here and one there can add up to some serious calories you then have to burn off. Try and counter the goodies with some daily exercise, a short walk can generate 100 calories of energy in a 15-minute walk. Balance your eating by cutting back on second servings (one and done) and being more active each day during the holidays. 
 
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“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”? Hugh Down