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>Tips for a fit & healthy vacation

Category : Healthy Eating

>Planning a vacation this summer? Good for you!
Vacation is very important for your mental well-being. Relax and enjoy yourself, but don’t sabotage your health and fitness while you are away. It’s easy to throw caution to the wind and return from your trip with an extra 2-5 pounds.

Here are some ways you can minimize the impact of your vacation:

o Keep healthy snacks handy in the car This will keep you out of the drive-thru lane. Having a pocket guide such as “Eat This, Not That” can be very helpful when you must eat on the run.

o Limit your alcohol consumption There are a lot of empty calories in alcohol. It also reduces your inhibitions to eat junk food AND makes you feel hungrier.

o Plan some physical activities Hiking, biking and swimming are great ways to get you moving. . If you have kids, keep them moving too. A study conducted by Ohio State University found that 5- and 6-year-olds gained more weight over the summer than during the school year, so shut off the TV and do something active with them!

Want to lose weight this summer?
Focus on eating well and staying active every day. Keep this in mind:

“Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.”
~Robert Collier