Tips to Help You Stay on Track During the Holidays

The holiday season is here!  Did you know that the average person gains 2-5lbs just over the holiday season?

Now, that might not seem like a lot but if you add that to the 10lbs the average person gains every year it adds up.

Here are some easy tips you can use to keep the weight off this holiday season.

  1. Sneak in exercise whenever you can.  Park farther away from the store entrance to get in more steps, walk the skyways during lunch or walk the steps in your building, when you are watching TV exercise during the commercial breaks.  All of these little things will add up to help you keep the holiday pounds off.
  2. Don’t eat everything that is being offered.  During the holidays have the holiday food that is not being offered during the rest of the year but skip the “normal” food you can get anytime.
  3. Don’t overindulge every day, all day. If you know the holiday parties are on the weekends then eat healthy and drink a lot of water during the week to help balance out your weekend indulgences.
  4. Grab a friend a try a new workout class.  Body Works offers many different class formats and times.  Trying a new group exercise class is always more fun with a friend.  You never know who will see at Body Works

These tips will help you to keep the weight off this holiday season while still being able to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Lisa Holtan is the owner and a certified personal trainer at Body Works.  You can reach her at 715-262-2053 or


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