By Star Lawrence
WebMD Feature: Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
The parties, sweets, alcohol, missed workouts, late nights, mall-crawling, small talk, family issues, breathing air on crowded planes -- ah, it's the holidays. The experts say you need to get in training and be mindful to stay healthy and stress-free.
"Diet, exercise, mind and spirit are key," says Laurie Steelsmith, ND, a naturopath in private practice in Honolulu and author of Natural Choices for Women's Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness. "You need to build up to this time of indulgence.
"We need to remember what this is all about: connecting with loved ones," Steelsmith says.
Fabio Comano, a certified trainer at the American Council on Exercise, recommends plunging in and getting in shape now, knowing that the holidays will bring a few pounds. "Most people tend to put on weight in winter," he tells WebMD. "It's part of our (biological) survival pattern, a little like animals packing it on for hibernation."
Comano thinks the holidays are stressful enough without loading yourself down with unrealistic exercise goals. "If you exercise 45 minutes a day, you may only be able to do 30 minutes," he says.
The Pedal Exerciser is a highly effective, compact exercise therapy product ideal for increasing strength and improving coordination and circulation. It can be used on a table top as an arm exerciser or on the floor to give your legs a workout.
Pedal Exerciser Benefits:
Get one now!
Magneciser Pedal Exerciser: If you to exercise your legs and arms, but your mobility, arthritis or other conditions prevent you from riding a bike, then look no further. The Magneciser Pedal Exerciser was specially designed for those that have a hard time riding a regular bike. It can be used from a regular chair and/or wheelchair.
Magneciser Pedal Exerciser Benefits:
Leverage our buying power & expertise. We serve GOV/EDU/MIL, employers, facilities & inventors.
Engage in our innovative medical & health care, sales, education & marketing programs.