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Don't Stray Too Far from Healthy Habits over the Holidays

Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers 6 tips to help out


Franklin Lakes, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2019 -- FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ—It can be tough to stick to a healthy eating and exercise routine during the holidays. That's why it's so important to create a realistic strategy and stick to it.

Kayal Orthopaedic Center's sports medicine experts in Paramus, NJ, and nearby know that staying active and eating right help keep people healthy and pain-free. They know that an effective strategy can help holiday partygoers, diners, shoppers, cooks, bakers and others from destroying weeks and weeks of hard work and discipline.

Here are six ideas to avoid overindulging or sabotaging a workout routine:

Keep things in perspective. The point of holiday gatherings should be reconnecting with family, friends or co-workers, not eating and drinking to excess. Those who keep the proper frame of mind are less likely to go off the deep end.

Carve out time for exercise. Staying active is more important than ever over the holidays to prevent stress and stay ahead of any excess calorie intake. Those who have trouble fitting in regular workouts should try to make up for it by exercising while watching TV, walking instead of using the car, parking farther away from destinations or taking the stairs instead of elevators and escalators.

- Don't use food as comfort. Choose other sources for comfort, including a hot bath, relaxing massage, good book or brisk walk.
- Plan ahead. Before holiday events, eat a high-protein snack. Feeling full makes it easier to say "no" to yummy treats and drinks.
- Count those liquid calories. Many holiday drinks are teeming with sugar, fat and calories. Drink plenty of water. And, instead of fancy alcohol drinks, stick to one glass of wine or a clear alcohol drink with club soda and a touch of lime or cranberry juice.
- Rest up. Not getting enough sleep is unhealthy and can contribute to weight gain. Stay on a regular sleep schedule and get plenty of rest.

A few treats or an occasional missed workout can happen to anyone. But it's important to prevent them from becoming a pattern of unhealthy behavior. The team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center is here to encourage smart decisions and to quickly and properly diagnose and treat any orthopaedic issue.

To schedule an appointment with this highly trained sports medicine team in Westwood, NJ, call 844.281.1783 or contact Kayal Orthopaedic Center on the web.

About Kayal Orthopaedic Center
Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers the full spectrum of orthopaedic care. The practice specializes in robotic-assisted knee and hip surgery, minimally invasive surgery, injury prevention, innovative therapies, pain management and sports medicine. This team is conveniently located in Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood, Paramus, Paterson, Garfield and North Bergen, NJ, and Stony Point, NY.