December is a great time for you and your family to improve your eating and physical activity habits. So don’t let the holiday season stop you from setting goals to achieve or maintain a healthy weight for you and your children.
We often think of the new year as a time to set new goals, but you don’t have to wait until January 1. Weight management requires ongoing efforts, including regular physical activity, healthier eating, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. Make healthy habits a priority during the holidays and every day.
Here are some tips to follow during the holidays to manage your weight and stay active
- Schedule time for physical activity and stick to it
- Limit screen time and time spent sitting
- Bring a healthy version of a holiday dish to a party or potluck to share with your family, friends, or coworkers
- Plan for setbacks to help you regroup and get back to your healthy habits