According to a recent study, the #1 New Year's resolution Americans make is to "lose weight," along with the #5 most popular resolution of "staying fit and healthy." With the holidays in full swing and the New Year fast approaching, people are not only looking for help to stay fit during this high stress and party-filled time of year, but also manageable tips that they can follow to make good on their health & wellness New Year's resolutions throughout the year ahead.
With this in mind, the experts at Sports Club/LA have pooled together to share five simple and easy tips that everyone can follow, gym member or not, to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle this holiday season and beyond.
With the holiday season now upon us and Americans beginning to think about their health and wellness-based New Year'??s resolutions, Sports Club/LA is here to help; Club health and wellness experts from around the country have come together to offer five easy tips to keep you feeling great into the New Year and beyond'?¦.
1.) HYDRATE FOR A HEALTHY, HOLIDAY GLOW
IT'??S THE SEASON FOR CELEBRATING. ALSO KNOWN TO CAUSE EXCESS DEHYDRATION. H2O HYDRATES YOUR INTERNAL ORGANS FIRST BEFORE REACHING THE SKIN. INSUFFICIENT WATER CONSUMPTION WILL LEAVE SKIN DRY, TIGHT AND PRONE TO WRINKLING. INCREASE DAILY WATER INTAKE TO TEN, 8-OUNCE GLASSES FOR A FRESH MOISTURIZED FACE.
Sports Club/LA says: For an extra boost, make an appointment for a Hydrating Facial. Voted one of the best winter-skin treatments, this 30-minute procedure will give your skin an immediate fix, leaving you glowing and fresh-faced for holiday parties.
2.) SWEAT AWAY HOLIDAY STRESS
FEELING A LITTLE LIKE THE GRINCH? STUDIES SHOW JUST THIRTY-MINUTES OF EXERCISE (WE RECOMMEND CARDIO) IMPROVES MOOD AND REDUCES STRESS. IT'??S A GREAT WAY TO ESCAPE THE FRANTIC HOLIDAY PACE AND GAIN PEACE OF MIND.
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On a time crunch? Sports Club/LA says: Focus on cardio bursts, such as repeating one minute of sprinting followed by one minute of walking to maximize your workout in shorter period of time.
3.) FIND A HEALTH CLUB THAT WORKS FOR YOU
LET'??S FACE IT '?? WITH THE BUSY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE, FINDING TIME TO GET TO THE GYM CAN BE DIFFICULT. IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THERE, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN SELECTING YOUR GYM: LOCATION, AMENITIES AND VARIETY.
Sports Club/LA says: To make the most out of your health club membership, it not only is important to find one that is a convenient location for you to get to, but also one that offers both an array of amenities and health and wellness offerings. This way you have no excuse to not go to the gym if you forgot your toiletries bag or because they don'??t have a group exercise option you like.
4.) THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORKOUT
'??TIS THE SEASON FOR FUN, FESTIVE GATHERINGS. THEREFORE, GET YOUR WORKOUT OVER IN THE AM. 90% OF PEOPLE WHO WORKOUT IN THE MORNING DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY AND CONSISTENTLY. PLUS, IT KICK STARTS YOUR METABOLISM, BURNING MORE CALORIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Need some help waking up? Sports Club/LA says: Make an appointment with one of your Club'??s personal trainers. That way, you feel accountable to get to the gym on time and you'??ll even have your very own personal coach pushing (and cheering) you along every step of the way.
5.) OPT FOR THE STAIRS
AND BURN AN AVERAGE OF 99 CALORIES WALKING 7 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS IN APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES. ADD THE WEIGHT OF BAGS AND YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING JUST TURNED INTO A BUTT-TONING, CALORIE-BURNING ERRAND.
Sports Club/LA says: When you can'??t get to the Club, try turning household chores into fitness opportunities. Lunge as you walk into the kitchen, do a few crunches as you wait for water to boil. Incorporating simple exercises throughout your day can quickly add up.
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