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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.