6 Holiday Eating Tips

Tip #3 - Get Moving

Remember: to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight, you must expend energy -- so get moving! The current recommendation is to exercise for 30-60 minutes each day. Can you incorporate more physical activity into your day? Walking is a good start, and simple exercises like push-ups, squats and lunges can be done while you are cooking in the kitchen! Think I'm nuts? Well, the next time you're waiting for water to boil or for a meal to finish cooking, see if you can't squeeze in five to 10 squats.

You can do push-ups off the counter. I like to do arm curls with grocery bags while bringing them into my home. You may have heard the experts say, "Take the stairs versus the elevator or escalator" -- it works! Every little bit of movement counts! However, moving your finger over a keyboard or moving a mouse really doesn't engage large muscle groups.