The holidays are upon us and taking care of oneself doesn’t have to be compromised because of the season. There are plenty of healthy food options available, cooler temperatures allow for more movement outdoors, and the studio is open 365 days per year with special holiday class times.
There is an abundance of healthy food options available during the winter months. The benefits of eating seasonal, local foods are tenfold. Food has the most nutrients the closer to harvest it is eaten, something to think about when you see that bag of lettuce or spinach on the grocery store shelf. The downtown Sarasota Farmers Market is within close proximity to the studio and offers a wealth of seasonal, local, and organic food vendors. A few yummy seasonal food options which can fuel your body are:
And so much more!
Another tip to stay healthy during the holidays is to eat a light nutritious meal before heading out to holiday gatherings. This will help you to resist the temptation of over-indulgent food choices. If you drink, do so in moderation. Drink water in between cocktails, beer, or wine, and stick to mixers like soda water or fresh fruit juice.
Movement and Keeping Up a Regular Practice
Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and walk, run, bike, garden, or practice any other outdoor activity you enjoy. There are benefits to working out outdoors as opposed to an indoor gym which include: fresh air, sunshine and a dose of essential Vitamin D, and the terrain works muscles gym equipment cannot provide.
You can also keep a regular practice, the studio is opened 365 days a year with special class times offered on holidays. On Saturdays at 12 noon during the month of December, the studio is offering Inferno Hot Pilates classes. Check the website or Facebook page for updated hours and classes.
Happy Holidays from your Sarasota Bikram Yogis!