Your top 10 ways to get fit after the holidays

If you’re like most of us, the holidays are a fun and busy time spent with the family, going to parties and eating lots of tasty food! Between holiday parties, running here and there, and nibbling on all the yummy treats, we’ve gained 5 or 10 pounds before we know it! This New Year, Electronic Arts Inc. and TwitterMoms have teamed up to bring you a fun contest to win prizes and help you melt off the holiday pounds! 5 entries will be randomly selected to win a copy of EA SPORTS Active™ Personal Trainer – the highest rated Wii™ fitness product to date for use on the Nintendo Wii system!

Here is my list;

1. Eat a balance diet
Eating a balanced diet can help ensure your vitamin and mineral needs are met.
Add a handful of almonds, hazelnuts or cashews to your daily diet.
Increase your intake of whole grains, particularly bran cereal.
Eat more fish, especially halibut.

2. Walk Around the Block
While it may seem as if moving about when you feel exhausted is the quickest route to feeling more exhausted, the opposite is true.
3. Eat More Whole Grains and Less Sugar
The key here is keeping blood sugar balanced so energy is constant.
While baking vegetarian cookies for energy for the holidays. Eat a lot of whole grains, which provide a slow and steady release of fuel, your energy will be consistent and balanced, so by day's end you'll feel less tired.
4. Hire a personal trainer who will hold you accountable – and charge you – for your workout time.
Personal trainers are great in creating the workout while, just working out. Also, getting that (coach) "come on..." helps keep awareness on working out to reach that higher heart rate to burn those calories off.
5. Break it up
Taking time to enjoy many different types of exercise. Some in the morning, noon, or after dinner. Holding stomach muscles in while typing is a tone work. Taking the steps helps with the cardio vascular work. Curls on the toilet and getting tone is as easy as one, two, three. Put your ankle weights at the side of the bed so, when you wake up you put them on.

6. Avoid Alcohol and drink water
Drinking water not only helps your immune system but, helps keep those pounds off.
7. Stress deal with it
Find positive ways to reduce stress and increase your energy level. Stress keeps those pounds on so, help yourself by cleaning or a long bath. Find out what works best for you.
8. Getting proper rest
Try to get more than six hours of sleep to keep energy levels up though the day. Different times zones for business associates sometimes a nap really does get help, burns fat too. There is just so much to do so little time, try not to over do it, find a good pace and stick with it for the long haul.

9. Get a friend to work out with
This way conversation or a meeting will be accomplished at the same time. Just catching up with my son is also just as good.
10. Satisfaction
Making sure that there is a feeling of satisfaction. Pleasing others while getting what is needed is a great way to keeping a healthy balance.

For more great ideas to get fit after the holidays TwitterMoms have teamed up to bring you a fun contest to win prizes and help you melt off the holiday pounds! Good Luck!

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New to the EA SPORTS Active franchise will be an emphasis on abdominal exercises including curl ups, crunch and punches, as well as a warm up/cool down feature. An all-new presentation will bring users to the tropics and will immerse them in warm weather activities like waterskiing and paddle surfing. The product will also feature the Six-Week Challenge – another step in the journey towards better health and fitness with new daily workouts that ramp up in intensity each week.

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