Memorial Day Health and Fitness Tips

May 24, 2016

Like any great American holiday, Memorial Day weekend is no exception to the temptations of over indulging and falling off track!

Many American flags flapping in the wind together on a national holiday

Luckily, our expert Personal Trainers put together a few creative tips on how to stay on track while still fully enjoying your holiday weekend!

  1. Stay active – Memorial Day is a perfect holiday to get outdoors! Not to mention the North Carolina and South Carolina landscapes are perfect for activities like paddle boarding, cycling, hiking, beach yoga and more.

  2. Grill smarter – instead of reaching for hotdogs and ribs, choose leaner options like Chicken and veggies.

  3. Limit alcohol – notice we didn’t say no adult beverages! Again, indulging is fine – good for the soul even. Pick one day of the weekend to enjoy an adult beverage.

  4. Bring your own meat – not the grill master this weekend? No worries! Bring a few healthy options of your own. This serves 2 purposes – it’s polite and shows your willingness to contribute to the festivities AND it ensures you will have some healthy options!

  5. Limit the sweetness – not all marinades are created equal. Definitely check the sugar content AND serving sizes if using a premade marinade. Or make your own with healthy fruit juices and seasoning!

  6. Encourage small portions by cooking in smaller portions – Simple math here! Instead of ½ pound burgers, go for ¼ pound, instead of a 10oz steak go for 8oz.

  7. Don’t forget water! This one is simple – just stay hydrated. Especially if you're following our first tip!

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