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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

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INSIDE: 5 Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season • Your PT This December Could Be Completely Covered By Insurance • Free Screening Event: Jan 14, 2020

DUR ING THE HOL I DAYS STAYING PHYSICALLY FIT

that some exercise is better than none. Rather than skipping the gym altogether, make time for a quick workout. From now until New Year’s Day, your schedule will likely be filled with family obligations, traveling and festive outings with all sorts of tempting treats. Even the most disciplined people can find it difficult to stick to their health and fitness routines. However, with these tips, you will be able to manage activity into your daily schedule with patience and time . Need help staying physically fit and motivated through the holidays? Call us today at (269) 979-3000 or visit muscleandspinerehab.com.

physical activity. In reality, there is more than just one way to live healthfully and be active. During the holidays, get a bit creative with exercise and opt for fun ways that make physical activity a family affair. From exploring new group fitness classes to building physical activity into holiday traditions. Think outside the box when it comes to ways to have quality time with family and friends while also prioritizing your health. 3. Plan – and remember there is always time and opportunity for a workout. Plan your workouts for the week and note them in your schedule to assure they are a part of your day. Also, remember

1. Keep moving. In addition to staying active, try to avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time. Remember:Toomuchsitting ishazardous to your health. Research shows that getting up for just five minutes every 30 to 60 minutes and performing light activity (say, pacing around the house or performing simple squat exercises) reduces the risk of diabetes and other heart disease risk factors. 2. Be creative and get rid of ‘all or nothing’ mindsets. The holidays are hectic, but do your best to avoid the ‘all or nothing’ mentality when it comes to healthful eating and

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