5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holiday in Oakland CA

5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holiday in Oakland CA

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I spent the weekend with my grandmother in Southern California and we ate a ton: enchiladas, chips, out to breakfast every day... and of course candy. My grandmother always has at least four different types of candy out and it's really hard for me to resist the peanut brittle.

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For many of us, holidays mean weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, holiday weight gain can really add up. But holidays don't have to equate to weight gain. Instead focus on a healthy balance of family, food, activity and fun. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy:

1. Be realistic. The holidays are not a time to loose weight. Focus instead on not gaining weight and take the pressure off.

2. Get more active. The holidays do often allow more time for exercise. Make sure to exercise at least 15 minutes every day and better, 30. Get outside for a brisk (leisurely doesn't count) walk. Do an exercise video. Or get the family together for a game of flag football. Even Michelle Obama makes the time. Track her workout schedule on Women's Health Magazine (http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/workout-plan-michelle-obamas-secrets). Exercise in the morning (Obama starts at 5:30 a.m.) and you don't have to worry about it later. This will also help your metabolism get a jump start on the day.

3. Eat before the big meal. Eating something healthy like a salad or some fruit and nuts will help curb your appetite during the big meal.

4. Don't beat yourself up. If you do overeat at one meal, don't worry about it. Just go light the next meal - or two.

5. Get a personal trainer. Work out with a personal trainer—even if it's just once a week. Having an external motivator can do wonders for your fitness and will help keep you accountable. Don't wait until after the holidays. Having a personal trainer now will help keep you on track physically, but mentally too. This way you can enjoy your holiday indulgences guilt-free. Here's my favorite personal training company: http://www.thepresentbody.com/


We'll be open for a couple of days between Christmas and New Years so if you need us, just give us a call, 510-922-1579

I will be taking a break from the newsletter though until the New Year.

Have a wonderful holiday!


Dr. Carolyn Finnegan

Core Wellness Chiropractic


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Oakland, CA 94610
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