With the holiday season quickly approaching, we all know food and drinks are at the forefront of every event. This also means overindulging, which can lead to weight gain which ultimately leads to the failure of your new year’s resolution to lose weight. What about making a change this holiday season to mindful eating? This does not mean you need to miss out on your favorite holiday food, enjoy them but be mindful of what and when you are eating.

Here are 4 ways to help you control your weight while still eating the food you want to enjoy this holiday season:

Exercise is Medicine. An initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)  focusing on prevention; this plan showcases that regular physical activity can decrease the risk of developing and hopefully reduce symptoms of chronic diseases. Studies show that half of adults will be obese by the year 2030. Obesity and physical inactivity are an underlying cause of increased risks of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. This is a staggering amount of people. We must promote the importance of daily activity and help decrease risks of disease; its time to show our younger generations the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Group training is described as exercise performed by a group of individuals led by a certified instructor. There are a variety of group training formats that exist, so regardless of your passion or interest, you can find a class that fits you. Different group training classes include Zumba, cycling, boot camps, conditioning, strength, and flexibility.

Many people know that exercise is good and important for their health, but many do not know the first steps to take; feeling overwhelmed when going to a gym. This is where group training becomes very beneficial. Patriating in a group training class allows you to work out in a safe and effective manner. The classes are already structured with a proper warm-up, a conditioning phase, cool down and flexibility, designed to give you results. There are different levels of class from beginner to advance so it does not matter what level of fitness you are in you can find a class that suits your needs.

Did you know? There are over 100 different types of yoga, ranging in styles like Aerial Yoga to the oldest form of yoga known as Vedic Yoga. For beginners, choosing the right type of yoga can be an overwhelming experience! In 2017, Yoga is not just for meditation anymore, you can get a real workout, in just a short amount of time. Practicing Yoga can create a good balance between intensity and meditation. Finding the right form of yoga is important to get the benefits you desire. Here are a few types of Yoga to try for your next session: