7 Tips for Managing Your Diet During the Holidays


With the holiday season starting at Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day, eating right can be a challenge at this time of year. (For candy-lovers, the holidays may officially begin as early as Halloween!) With so many events and activities centered around or including food, it is easy to overeat. Often, the goodies surrounding the holidays are loaded with sugar, fat and calories, from cheeseballs to Christmas cookies to eggnog.

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Burning Lots of Calories in a Short Time


With the hectic pace of the holiday season, including work obligations, school events, family commitments, parties and travel, workouts often are skipped or reduced in frequency. Obviously, it’s best if you continue to exercise throughout December, rather than forgo your routine entirely. If you are pressed for time, simply shorten your regimen, but crank up the intensity so that you get the most benefit. Even 20 or 30 minutes is helpful and makes a difference, particularly when you may be splurging on holiday treats.

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Purchasing Fitness Equipment as a Gift

This holiday season, consider giving fitness equipment as a gift for a family member or your entire family. Exercise machines are a wonderful present that everyone in your home can benefit from, with a valuable return on investment, including greater fitness and health. While some premium equipment indeed may cost more than a new TV or another sweater, these items last for many years with quality performance and the ultimate in convenience. » Read Full Story

Staying Fit During the Holidays



With the added stress of juggling multiple responsibilities and obligations during the holiday season, it’s no surprise that workout programs often get derailed. Even with the best intentions, it can be challenging to maintain a consistent exercise routine in the face of endless shopping, school concerts, end-of-the-year work commitments and parties. » Read Full Story

5 Tips to Burn the Most Calories on an Elliptical


Most of us know that eating too many calories causes weight gain, and the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than we consume. The best way to burn calories and help prevent weight gain is through daily activity and exercise. Consider the elliptical machine, which is a great way to exercise and burn maximum calories. » Read Full Story