-- Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- With all those parties,
tempting foods and travel, it can be a challenge to stick with your
fitness program during the holidays.
But doing so can give you extra energy and help you get a good
start on a healthful new year, according to Kara Smith, a fitness
trainer and special programs coordinator at the Loyola Center for
"Whether you're at home for the holidays or traveling, it is important to stay on your path to fitness during the holidays. Maintaining your workout routine will help you resist overindulging at holiday meals and parties," she said in a Loyola University Health System news release.
She offered some advice:
"You can still enjoy the holidays without wrecking your fitness plan. The holidays are about spending time together. So enjoy the conversation and company and limit the cookies," Smith said.
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers a
guide to physical activity.
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