5 Tips for a Healthy Halloween


Pumpkin patches, black cats, scary costumes, spooking haunted houses, fun parties, and yes, the oh-so-tempting candy bowl!

While it is okay to indulge in 1 – 2 pieces of candy today,                                        moderation is key!

So, how will you moderate your candy consumption?                              

Here are 5 simple and effective tips to do just so!

  1. Wait until the last minute to purchase candy: Pick up a bag on your way home from work today, put it in the trunk during the drive home, and avoid opening the bag until the first Trick-or-Treater arrives at your doorstep.
  2. Pick your least favorite candy
  3. Splurge the natural way:  Eat a piece of food to satisfy your sweet cravings.  Fruit is more nutritious and will keep you full for longer!
  4. Keep it out of sight:  If you trust your Trick-or-Treaters, leave the candy bowl outside on your front porch.  If your Trick-or-Treaters cannot be trusted, place the candy bowl near the door.  Stay busy to take your mind off of the candy!
  5. Get rid of the candy:  Donate any leftover candy to a homeless shelter, local school, or a friend who has more self-control!

Have Fun, Be Safe, and Keep Active!

Trick or Treat


NASM Blog (2013).  Accessed at http://blog.nasm.org/fitness/halloween-survival-guide-five-practical-tips-survive-candy-night-terror/ on October 31, 2013.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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