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Success S alud
P lanning on packing on those holiday
pounds? Unleash a pre-emptive strike
on your “Winter 10” (or 15, or 20) at
The Sports Club LA-Miami. The Magic
City’s own edition of this world-renowned
fitness franchise contains almost 50,000 square
feet of butt-busting equipment, including a
wide variety of personalized services and over
100 different exercise and mind-body classes
every week; 305.533.1199; MPSportsClub.com.
They’re inevitable and they happen every year:
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and
New Years. So, how can we prevent those 5-10
pounds from accumulating around our midsection?
Here are a few simple tips to prevent you from
overindulging in holiday cheer.
1.) Pre-Party Snacking: Control appetite by having
a balanced snack containing protein, carbohydrates
and fat. This will prevent you from raiding the buffet
table or chasing the waitstaff around the room for
2.) Make That A Double: Vegetable order, that
is! Fill your plate with dark, colorful vegetables. They
are low in calories, high in fiber and packed with
phytonutrients. Cover half your place with produce
to prevent overeating.
3.) Practice Mindful Eating: See, smell, taste and
then chew, chew, chew! Take small bites and savor
each one. It takes 20 minutes for the signal to reach
your brain telling your body that it’s satiated.
4.) Fruitful Desserts: Fabulous fresh fruits make
great desserts. Add a little Greek yogurt and some
raw honey or make your own whipped cream or bake
apples with raisins, cinnamon and nuts.
We all know running burns through
calories like a Hummer through premium
gas — but how much fun is running,
really? Now salsa dancing — that’s a good
time. It also burns over 400 calories per
hour. That’s more than rowing, swimming
laps or weight training. You’ve got two
left feet, you say? No problem. The expert
instructors over at Arthur Murray Dance
Studio will be happy to set you straight;
5.) Skip the Fried Food: Go for heart-healthy
fish or lean proteins like chicken or white turkey
meat. Bake, broil, grill or poach. Staying healthy and
balanced during the holiday season can be easy!
L arisa Alonso, MS, LN/D, CNS
has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry
from Cornell and a Master’s in
Nutrition & immunology from the
University of Texas-School of Public
Health in Houston. She’s currently
a Nutritionist at Canyon Ranch
Miami Beach; 800.742.9000,
Antics Got a desk job? Join
the club…by which we
mean the gym. Or you
could just pick up a
few of these ridiculous
office gadgets and fool
yourself into thinking
that you’re actually
getting a workout.
30 Teeny Peddler
This mini exercise bike is small enough
to fit under your desk, which means
your co-workers would have no idea
you were pedaling away — except that
you’re lurching and panting all over your
keyboard; $69.95, SunnyHealthFitness.com.
Want to repeatedly fall over backwards
on your chair, to the vast amusement of
everyone else in your office? Then get
yourself one of these cool exercise ball
desk chairs. They even include built-in
resistance bands; $120, Gaiam.com.
It’s a desk! It’s a treadmill! It’s a deskmill! Or
rather, a WalkStation, according to makers
Steelcase. Rest assured your perpetually
sweaty boss has probably already gone
out and ordered one to make himself even
more sweaty; $4,199, Steelcase.com.