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With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start gearing up your fitness routine and what better way to do so than with a friend? Having a workout partner can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to your fitness goals. Here are 3 great reason to enlist your BFF to help you get moving.
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MAKE FITNESS FUN Sometimes working out can get a bit repetitive and dare we say it, a little boring. By adding a friend into the mix, exercising can be more enjoyable than being by yourself. Fitness with a good gal pal is a great way to catch up and chit chat, making an hour long run seem like five minutes. Time tends to fly by faster when you have someone to talk to. So grab your bestie and head on over to the gym!
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5 Ways to SUrvIve Holiday Parties Without Packing on the Pounds The last thing you want to be doing during the Holiday season is feeling sorry for yourself because you couldn’t control yourself at the many parties you’ll be attending. You can still “eat, drink and be merry,” you’ll just have to do it in moderation. Use these five ways to get through the many festivities without gaining those unwanted extra pounds:
Eat before you go. With endless amounts of food and drinks, holiday parties can be a nightmare for people trying to stay fit. One of the most important rules is to make sure you eat beforehand. Hungry people are more likely to head straight for first edible thing in sight. If you have a snack before you go, you’ll be able to survey the buffet table and make better and healthier decisions
Find the greens. Many events will have platters full of veggies and salad. You should make your way over to the green side of the table and load up your plate with healthy options. That way you’re less likely to have room on your plate, or in your stomach, for greasy, fatty and sugary foods.
Socialize! The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, not waiting by the kitchen for the next
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Carry a glass of water. The alcohol may be flowing nonstop during the festivities but these are liquid calories that can lead to quick weight gain. You don’t need liquor to have a good time, so your best bet is to always have a glass of H20 on hand to keep you from heading to the bar. But if you must have a drink, try opting for a wine-spritzer instead of that fatty eggnog.
Indulge. Cakes, pies, cookies, oh my! The dessert table spread is usually the most anticipated and hazardous of the night, but don’t be afraid. There is no harm in indulging a little if you see a freshly baked cookie tray calling your name. The key is to always walk away after you've helped yourself.
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