Cardiovascular Interventions offers simple solutions to stay fit during December’s festivities
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 09, 2014) – The holiday season offers an abundance of opportunities to enjoy decadent foods, while also providing a ready-made excuse to not exercise outdoors due to the cold weather combined with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The physicians at Cardiovascular Interventions (CVI), a cardiac state-of-the-art facility based in Orlando, are providing tips that will keep the holidays from harming your health and allowing you to start the New Year on the right foot.
Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, founder and Medical Director of CVI, said, “Celebrating the holidays doesn’t have to mean gluttonous eating. Rather, it should be a time to enjoy family and friends, as well as celebrating the holiday traditions. The temptations are obvious, but as with most things, moderation can be the key.”
The staff at CVI offers six tips to be healthy during the holidays:
- Plan Ahead – Of course, we’re going to enjoy Grandma’s Pecan Pie or indulge in a treat during all the holiday parties. Knowing that, enjoy a salad for lunch and a piece of fruit for a snack during the day. It’s also wise to eat a high-protein snack prior to leaving for the event, so that you won’t be as hungry.
- Smaller Plate – There are so many tempting options on the buffet table, so to force yourself to limit your caloric intake through smaller portion sizes, grab the smallest available plate and enjoy a “tasting” menu.
- Schedule Your Exercise – Your schedule will be very hectic this holiday season, so schedule your workouts just as you would any other appointment. You don’t have to attend daily, but try to commit to at least four days per week.
- Don’t Drink Your Calories – Liquid calories are just as important as the ones you eat. Keep your water bottle with you at all times, as it will keep you hydrated and keep you “full” without all the alcohol.
- Converse with Others– Spend time with the people you care about by engaging in conversation and reduce the stress… this will also keep you away from the buffet table.
- Get plenty of sleep – Not getting enough sleep can have a significant impact on your health, such as deprivation, which can contribute to weight gain, cause brain fog and lower immunity, making you more vulnerable to sickness.
The CVI team also recommends making healthy choices to improve your health such as a regular checkup that includes blood pressure and cholesterol check. And based on your results, solidify a plan to kick off the New Year with a proactive, heart healthy management program.
CVI’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility houses a variety of state-of-the-art technology advancements and equipment that aid in the diagnosis treatment of both cardiac and peripheral vascular conditions and assists in developing the most sophisticated and comprehensive treatment plans.
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