Friday Fives October 26, 2018

Posted On Oct 26, 2018 By Bowflex Insider Team

Friday Fives October 26, 2018

It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time to dress up in costumes, swap spooky ghost stories and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. While it’s OK to have fun and enjoy the holiday traditions, it’s also a good idea to balance the treats with the tricks — fitness tricks, that is.

Try these insider tips and tricks for a healthier Halloween this year!

  1. Complete a Halloween-themed workout

    Working up a sweat will help you keep up your healthy habits, even during your holiday celebrations. Our Fitness Advisor Tom Holland put together some festive moves: check them out!

  2. Stay hydrated

    Just like every other day, it’s important to drink enough water. Take a water bottle with you while you trick-or-treat with the kids, or drink a glass or two while watching scary movies.

  3. Practice moderation

    If you can’t resist a good piece of chocolate, you don’t have to stay away from the Halloween candy completely. Enjoy some candy: just balance the indulgence with other healthy choices.

  4. Plan a healthy dinner

    Whether you’re handing out candy or taking the kids out to trick-or-treat, it’s important to make sure you and your family are getting a nutritious meal. Plus, if everyone fills up on healthy food, you’ll be less likely to overindulge in sugary sweets later in the evening.

  5. Donate extra candy to a local shelter or another charitable organization

    This will help get leftover candy out of your home, and can help put a smile on someone else’s face. There are numerous organizations around the country who will accept Halloween candy to distribute to others.