Labor Day Survival: Alcohol-Proof Yourself

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As Labor Day approaches, we’re faced again with a holiday of social festivities – barbecues, alcohol and fun in the sun. You certainly deserve to spend time with friends and family. But since you work hard year-round to eat healthy and exercise regularly, don’t sacrifice all of that in a weekend of indulgences. Even though you may be excused from the office, you’ll have no excuse not to keep up the good work with these healthy tips.

Labor Day Survival:  Alcohol-Proof Yourself

  1. Have a healthy meal before a big night out . Think protein shake, handful of unsalted nuts or veggies and hummus.
  2. Squeeze in an extra workout before heading to the festivites.  Try the Fat Burning 25min workout below!
  3. Make a mental plan for how much you will drink & stick to it!  For example, 2 vodka sodas only.
  4. Pace yourself.  Don’t guzzle down all the calories you’ve alloted for an evening in just an hour.
  5. Take small sips.  This makes it easier to nurse your wine spritzer or vodka soda water throughout the evening.
  6. Since alcohol is dehydrating don’t mistake the resulting thirst for hunger and chow down wings, chips and pizza.
  7. Drink an eight-ounce glass of water for every serving of alcohol you consume.
  8. Avoid mix drinks because they are loaded with sugar (which usually are the cause of most hangovers).
  9. Don’t allow your drink to be constantly replenished because it nearly impossible to track ho much alcohol you’ve consumed.
  10. Don’t fall into the calorie trap set by sweet mixes like pina coladas and after dinner drinks.

Drink responsibly and stay classy!  Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day FAT BURNING Workout:  Here’s a great fat-burning treadmill workout that will really get your heart racing!

Warm up:  5 minutes with 4.0 speed and 1.0 incline
The Workout:  At a 1.0 incline:
1 minute at 4.0 mph
1 minute at 5.0 mph
1 minute at 7.0 mph
1 minute at 6.0 mph
Get off the treadmill:  1 minute of high knee run
Get back on the treadmill
At a 2.0 incline:
1 minute at 4.5 mph
1 minute at 5.5 mph
1 minute at 7.0 mph
1 minute at 6.0 mph
Get off of the treadmill:  1 minute of lateral skis
Get back on the treadmill
At a 3.0 incline:
1 minute at 5.0 mph
1 minute at 6.0 mph
1 minute at 7.0 mph
1 minute at 6.0 mph
Get of off the treadmill:  1 minute of squats or squat jumps
Get back on the treadmill
At a 1.0 incline
1 minute at 5.0
2 minutes at 7.0
2 minutes at 3.3

Have a Happy Labor Day!
Fitness

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