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Fitness Advice for the Holidays

By Kimberly R. Blanton and Shelli E. Jones · December 12th, 2002 · The Road to Wellness

Welcome to our half of the "Road to Wellness" column, which we'll be writing every other week, alternating with Janet Berg. Our approach to wellness comes from a fitness point of view, since we believe exercise produces positive changes in the mind, body and overall health.

Shelli is a Certified Fitness Trainer with a background in physique competition; Kim is also a Certified Fitness Trainer and former collegiate basketball success. We have many years of experience and study exercise and nutrition extensively to provide our clients with the best training available. We train in the Cincinnati area and are known as Zoomfitness, The Fitness Experts.

We have experience with people of all different ages, sizes, health conditions, fitness backgrounds, fitness goals and fitness experience, male and female.

If you's speak to our clients, they'd tell you that we live what we teach and that they're healthier, have an improved self-image, have more energy and enjoy exercising.

With this column, we hope to motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle that builds your self-esteem, improves your health, improves your outlook and improves your longevity. The body loves to move, and blood flow is necessary to flush the toxins that build up in your body. Over the next few months, we'll provide you with bits of information on training, nutrition and health. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and hope you gain a lot from it.

We truly believe that no matter what you look like, if you're happy and comfortable with that, no one should pressure you to fit the mold of how society believes we all should look. Still, you should never forget about your health. So many fall prey to the temporary pleasure of satisfying the taste buds that they dismissing the more permanent pleasure of satisfying their image and overall health. What you put in results in how you look and how you feel.

As the holidays approach, we will all be tempted to enjoy as much of that good holiday meal as we can. We encourage you to enjoy your holiday treats but, instead of indulging, get a head start on your New Year's resolutions. Some tips include:

1. Eat smaller portions.

2. Limit yourself to one plate.

3. Limit yourself to one dessert or sample each one.

4. Don't take home any leftovers.

5. Keep temptations out of sight.

6. Stay active on the days you indulge to help process what you've consumed. ©



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