A few days before Christmas, I shared five tips on staying healthy during the holidays from Andrea Riggs, national author and fitness expert. The information was supplied to me from McDonalds, whose Egg White Delight is a great way to start your day. Using her recommendations, I came up with my own steps for keeping myself healthy during holidays and throughout the year.
Drinking plenty of water each day is always at the top of my list. Water is an important essential to replace every day, and I strive to drink at least 64 ounces throughout the day. I have a 32 ounce water bottle that I keep with me most of the time, so just drinking two of those allows me to hit my goals.
I am also trying to walk more to burn more calories throughout the day. The simple exercise can allow you to get rid of more unwanted calories, you just need to be more mindful of your activity levels. Try walking during your lunch break, taking the stairs rather than elevator, or parking as far away from your office or the shopping center. During the holidays, walking before or after that big meal can help keep the extra calories away.
A third way to stay healthy during the holidays and after is to keep plenty of health snack options on hand. I have a few granola bars in my purse, so if I want to snack I can choose those rather than Christmas cookies. This tip works no matter where you are going, holidays or not.
Did you succeed at keeping the holiday calories at bay?
The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.