Why the time to start is NOW

We’re now in the last stretch of the year and man, has this year passed quickly! Between work, Christmas shopping, and social events, it can be very challenging for my clients to stay on track, even if they have the best intentions. But wait! Don’t forgo your health goals throughout the holidays, you can still be successful and avoid the “I might as well wait for New Years to start my health goals” mentality.

Here are 4 reasons that you should stay focused on your goals during the holidays:

    • What you do this month affects your health next month.

Are you trying to bring down your blood glucose to prevent diabetes or reverse prediabetes? After the holidays, your doctor may check your Hemoglobin A1c, which is a 90-day check of how you manage your blood glucose. Yep, that means those cookies at Christmas are affecting your blood work all the way to March of 2016!

    • It’ll help make the holidays less stressful.

We are so busy during the holidays and sometimes that leads to stress! Did you know that exercise HELPS you manage stress better? Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.

    • Improved energy!

Fatigue hits many of us during the holidays as normal bed times get pushed back. Think that vending machine candy bar will help? It may for a short period of time, but eventually it will leave you with lower energy to power through your afternoon at work. Make sure you pack healthy whole foods snacks like an apple, raw almonds, hardboiled egg, string cheese or celery with almond butter to provide you with the right energy!

    • You’ll set SMARTer goals.

You don’t want to make your first goal of 2016 to lose the weight you gained in the last 2 months of 2015. People who aren’t mindful of their holiday lifestyle choices gain 5 pounds on average before the New Year.

If you do over indulge, don’t beat yourself up! Acknowledge it for what it is and get right back on track!

Contact True Health Diagnostics at 877.443.5227 to make an appointment with a Clinical Health Consultant for accountability or to discuss upcoming events and how to bring about success through the holidays.

–True Health Clinical Health Consultant Jody Drange, RD, CDE, ACSM EP-C


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