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Holly, Jolly, and Unbothered: A Guide to Maintaining Mental Peace During the Holidays

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At Trilogy, we know that the holidays aren't always merry and bright. From parties to Christmas shopping, the hustle and bustle of the season can be a stressful occasion. It's important to set aside time for self care, even during the most wonderful time of the year.

Give yourself the gift of mental peace during the holidays with these simple wellness tips for our Los Gatos family.

Make a Schedule, Check It Twice

It's no secret that exercise is a fantastic stress reliever. Not only does going to the gym give you more wiggle room to indulge in some Christmas cookies, but your mind and body will love the endorphin rush.

Outsmart the holiday rush by scheduling your winter routine in advance. This makes it easier to stick to a workout regimen and not feel guilty about carving out time for yourself during the season of giving. Join a class to be a part of a community of holiday gym goers who will help hold you accountable!

Prioritize Wellness

Planning for the holidays can be a workout in of itself! Remember that fitness is about total body health. Incorporating wellness centered activities like meditation, massages, and chiropractic appointments throughout your gym schedule is just as important as strength training or hitting the cardio circuit. Relieving seasonal tension will have you feeling refreshed in the new year.

Looking for some wellness centered inspiration? Try a Qigong class!

Feed Your Holiday Spirit

It's easy to fill up on sugar cookies and peppermint mochas. Don't let the holidays become an excuse to neglect your nutrition! Many busy party goers often skip meals to make up for the festive spread they'll enjoy at evening dinners and gatherings. Not only will this strategy leave you feeling sluggish, but you aren't doing your body any favors when it comes to cutting calories or staying healthy. In fact, skipping meals may cause you to overeat on carbs and sweets later in the day.

Keep your mind and body fueled with healthy snacks and whole protein. A simple combination of apples and peanut butter is perfect for busy days when you can't squeeze in a full meal. Almonds are another fabulous metabolism and brain booster to store in your desk or cupboard. Stockpile some "go to" healthy snacks on days when you know will be especially hectic.

Make us a part of your holiday tradition: new clients can get started with 7 days of free group fitness at Trilogy!

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