5 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

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

Reference:

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

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Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population 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, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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