• Put it In Your Calendar

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Dec 5th, 2014

This is such a hectic time of year.  It is also a time of excesses. We tend to get lost in the holiday crush of spending, shopping and eating and, at the end of it, we’re sorry we weren’t more moderate.
How about implementing some ideas right now for being more moderate?

1. Eat a high protein breakfast.

2. Get up and walk around for 5 minutes for every hour you sit at your computer or desk. Set your alarm to do this so you don’t forget.

3. Turn off screens 1 hour before going to bed or at the latest by at 9 pm every night.  This means computers, TVs, smart phones. Yes, give it a rest for a full hour before bed.

4. Beware of the whites—white sugar, flour, potatoes, rice.  Although we are surrounded by these at the holidays, plan to take tiny samples of them.

5. Do resistance exercise 3 times a week. This means exercising against weight, whether it is your body weight, lifting free weights, using exercise bands, or working against weights with an exercise machine. You don’t need the gym to get a really effective resistance work out.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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