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Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

Stay Healthy this Holiday Season
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If the holiday season were only filled with visions of sugar plums we wouldn’t have to give gaining weight a second thought. Here are five suggestions from our wellness staff for avoiding weight gain and enjoying a healthy holiday season.

1. Get Up and Get Out
This holiday plan activities that get you out of the house and away from the platters of food. Skiing or snowshoeing are our preferred activities in the great outdoors. Attend group fitness glasses to burn calories and energize your mind. Guests of Steins enjoy complimentary access to a full schedule of wellness classes.

2. Hydrate
Have you ever noticed how much more lip balm you use in the winter? It may be colder outside but that doesn’t mean our bodies need less water. Your body is made up of 60% water. Research from the Institute of Medicine shows that men need 3 liters of water and women need 2.2 liters of water every day. Staying hydrated results in higher caloric burn,  better digestion, and keep energy level high.

3. Take Time to Rest
It is not uncommon to lose sleep during the holidays. Sleep deprivation tends to lead to cravings for sugary, carb-loaded foods. While getting a full night sleep is best, we recommend guests visit our Five Star Spa for a wellness treatment.

4. Avoid Baggy Clothing
Resist the temptation to put on sweats and loose fitting clothing during the holidays. You don’t need to wear tight clothing but simply something that fits to remind you to control your portion sizes. Steins skier buffet has an abundance of new culinary creations each day, including a full table to desserts.

5. Plan and Track What You Eat

Start the day off right by eating a healthy breakfast, which has been shown to prevent overeating later in the day. Take a few minutes before each meal to make a plan. Take the time to enjoy the smell, texture and taste of each bite. Here are 5 free apps to help with planning and tracking.