Winter Considerations

The seasonal shift in climate, whether welcomed or not, brings distinct shifts in our behavior including wardrobe changes, decorating, playing holiday tunes and increased time in the kitchen baking. Here are some tips for remaining healthy for the winter and the holidays: Stay Hydrated: Without the heat of summer to drive a sensation of thirst, it is sometimes easier to become dehydrated throughout the winter. The opportunity for holiday treats are also a contributor to dehydration as these foods often have high levels of salt or sugar, which carry water out of our bodies through digestion. Your minimum daily fluid intake should be half of your body weight in ounces of water. Winterwear: War

How To Achieve Fitness Goals

If you have fitness goals and are unsure of how to accomplish them, you are not alone. Starting any type of fitness regimen requires planning and dedication. The first step is to write out your goals and create a plan to stick to them. Research has taught us that goals need to be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Let’s look at what this means. Specific- make a clear goal. For example, if you want to lose weight give it a number and time limit. State your goal as, “I want to lose 8lbs in 2 months.” Or, if your goal is lifestyle based it could be written down as “I want to work out for 45 minutes a day, 3 days per week” instead of just simply saying “I want to work

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