4 ways to combat holiday stress and winter blues

Ways to control seasonal weight-gain, holiday stress and winter blues before it starts

Motivation and „Baby, it’s cold outside“:

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Yes, motivation is definitely not the greatest. Few of us are eager to strap on our running shoes when it’s grey, cold and perhaps even wet outside. It feels more comfy on the couch, I know- you don’t have to tell me. If you are like me, you perhaps, too, like to spend your evenings or Sundays snuggled up on the couch with a good book. Social outings or an invite to a Christmas party, too, often sound a lot more fun than an exercise session outdoors. I think we can all relate.

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How dieting leads to body weight satisfaction, or does it?

Do you diet to feel good in your skin or to be satisfied with the shape of your body?

Do you use diets to lose weight or to be healthy?

 Mirror, mirror on the wall

how will I get the shape I want?

Why do you go on a diet? Because you

  • are obese (overweight, unhealthy weight,….)
  • feel fat and unsatisfied in your skin
  • hate the shape of your body
  • are number driven; the scale tells you you are fat so it must be true
  • are now heavier than ever
  • are farther away from your magic dream number than ever (and let’s be honest, many of you weren’t even that dream weight in high school. I, surely, wasn’t)
  • have a re-union coming up, recently broke it off with your partner or will be going on vacation and need to look somewhat decent in a bathing suit
  • suffer from health issues
  • ….?

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Family fitness: mom, dad work out with your child

FitFamilie- our opportunity to be, become, and stay fit together. Mom, dad – let’s work out together with our child(ren), support our health and creative beautiful traditions and memories.

FitFamily 

Mom, dad, which identity do you instill in your family?

No. 1 reason why some women don’t find time to work out: they can’t find a sitter. What are the reasons you can’t work out?

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Health behavior change and relationships – can we support our partner?

Our relationships hinder or support behavior change.

Not Feeling Healthy and Fit?

Look @ Your Partner

There is a Strong and Consistent Link Between

Marriage & Physical Health

In marriage (or long-term relationship for that matter) health and health behavior can be positively influenced in two ways:

promote health-enhancing behaviors & inhibit health-compromising behaviors

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Spouses affect health behaviors either via:

social support (help spouse achieve or maintain health by offering emotional and instrumental support)

or

social control (deliberately influence partner’s health behavior)

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Break Unhealthy Behaviors Supported by Society – Wake Up, Choose You, Your Health

Society supports or sadly enough encourages many unhealthy behaviors. Now, we have a choice. While I understand the pressure to perform at work, to network, to get things done there ARE things we have control over. Ultimately, to some extend it is a choice.

 

 Society encourages unhealthy behaviors

 

question, frageLet me ask you: How often do you 

  • stay late at the office or take your work home with you?
  • give in to pressure to hang out with your colleagues after work?
  • accept another drink, even though you didn’t want to have one in the first place?
  • order a meal on the menu without asking for „special treatment“ (such as: please don’t use butter or can I have extra veggies instead of fries) in fear of looking too health conscious?

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