Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Don't get too busy to get busy

I was thinking about how busy we all are during the holidays. It is only December 1st and I've already been invited to 3 holiday events and that got me thinking about all of you out there who work full time and try to go to the gym. With all of the holiday parties, how do you have time to work and work-out. It sounds exhausting.

However, I would love to remind you that working out can do just the exact opposite for you; it can energize you. In a time where there are so many sugary snacks around that keep our blood sugar shooting up and crashing, we need all the extra help we can get. So, need I remind you? Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater and skip your exercise or your sleep. Both of these things are too important for keeping you healthy.

I just read a study that said people who sleep less than 7 hours a night are more susceptible to the flu. There will be a lot of flu and other germs floating amongst us all at these holiday gatherings, so please get plenty of rest and get in your exercise. OH and did I mention drink plenty of water to help fill you and keep you hydrated, and please if you are drinking give your keys up to a friend or simply call a cab.

So, lets stay safe and healthy through the holidays!

Laura Fortino
Bella Body & Mind of Huntington Beach