(Atlantic) The holiday is here and we are surrounded by sweets, treats and temptations.
Ashton Koehlmoos, NSCA-CSC Personal Trainer at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA in Atlantic offers this advice.
:”My number one piece of advice for the holidays is do not start a diet,” stated Koehlmoos. “That is the wrong time to even think about dieting and our biggest focus is maintaining our weight.”
Koehlmoos says a typical person will gain anywhere from five to fifteen pounds over the holidays.
“So when you start that New Year you already have that extra guilt of putting that weight on over the holidays and nine times out of ten many people don’t lose that weight,” said Koehlmoos. “So the next holiday season we see most of the weight that continues to pile on every holiday season, because it just never comes back off after the new year.”
Koehlmoos says the best way to maintain our weight during the holidays is get up and move.
“The best time to exercise is in the morning, because if you start out your morning with a good workout you’re more than likely going to make better decisions throughout the day.”
Koehlmoss recommends about 30-minutes of exercise each day and if those 30-minutes are done throughout the day she recommends doing 10-minutes of activity three times a day.
“When most people think about a workout they think about jogging, or running, or ride a bike, that is not what we are looking for” said Koehlmoos. “Doing common household chores, playing with your children, going up and down stairs, you do that for ten-minutes that is going to get your heart rate up versus just sitting on the couch and being a couch potato.”
And there are other ways to maintain healthy body weight for example; eat breakfast, and drinking water make a big difference for weight management.
December 13, 2013