Every Thanksgiving I think the same thing, "Instead of shoving my face with as much turkey and pumpkin pie as possible, I'll just take it easy." A statement which is usually followed a few hours later by, "I am doing that 'Turkey Burner' spin class tomorrow, I guess I could have a fourth piece!"
And if that attitude prevailed over just that one day, no worries, but for most of us Thanksgiving is the kick off to a season of indulgence. If sticking to your fitness routine over the holiday season stresses you out, consider these tips to keep yourself on track (or even start your new year's resolution early!).
A few weeks back the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats as a carcinogen. They also said that red meat is “probably carcinogenic.” In the wake of that announcement, I was hit with an onslaught of social media posts from vegetarians & vegans saying "I told you so!"
So what's upl with this classification? Has the veg community been right all along? If if you're not on a plant based diet, should you just chuck it up as a loss, crack open a carton of cigarettes, and lay down in a tanning bed with your burger?
Now, I'm not an oncologist, scientist, or even nutritional, but I'm going to say probably not. Here are a few things I'm considering when it comes to this report and my own diet.
I'm sure you've seen posts from "Beachbody" Coaches on Facebook or Instagram, promoting programs like the "21 Day Fix," "T-25," P90X," "Shakeology," and more. You've probably seen a number of friends regularly post half-naked pictures of themselves, countless before/after photos, and instagrams of healthy homemade meals, I know I have. Personally, I had never seriously considered joining them, however two things recently happened that changed my mind.
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Ken Presutti is a certified ChiRunning instructor, ACE Personal trainer, Spinning instructor, and coach. This blog is a mix of new articles and posts from his original blog, Overkill is Underrated.