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Healthy Habits for the Holiday Season

December 12, 2016

The holiday season won’t mess with the residents of ROSS’ Laurel, Maryland apartments’ health goals.

The holidays are here and they are a prime time to celebrate the three f’s – that’s family, friends and, most of all, food! The residents of ROSS’ Laurel, Maryland, apartments shouldn’t have to deprive themselves of that second slice of pumpkin pie.

With that being said, we’ve rounded up some healthy habits to employ around the season so that you can enjoy all the goodness of the holidays guilt-free!

Step It Up

Take the stairs if you live a couple of floors up or accept a further parking spot and walk farther to get to your destination. Even better, make it fun! Download a step-tracker app on your phone and aim to reach the recommended 10,000 steps a day. Every extra step helps you burn more calories.

Swap It Out

In anticipation of the not-so-healthy food that we love to enjoy on the holidays, make some sacrifices leading up to the extravagant meals. For example, you can swap your sugary fruit juice with whole fruit. This swap – along with many, many others – will help you cut back on extra calories, fat and sugar.

Get Moving

While it’s nice to squeeze in small amounts of extra steps, there’s nothing more effective than actually working out. Go for a walk or run, take an exercise class or hit the gym. The residents of ROSS’ select Laurel, Maryland, apartments have convenient access to newly upgraded fitness centers right in their building!

Take Your Time

When it’s time to feast, keep up the good habits by eating slowly and pacing yourself throughout the night. If there’s a favorite dish that you always want seconds of, try putting it aside in a to-go container instead of eating it right away.

With these tips, you’ll be well equipped to savor all the delectable flavors of the season without any feelings of regret in the new year!

Better yet, put yourself first and start the new year off in a place you can truly call home. Stop by ROSS’ Laurel, Maryland, apartments for a tour today! With great service, convenient amenities and perfect location, you’ll have everything you need to craft a healthy life.