No more excuses — “I’m on vacation”“it’s too hot” — now is the time to focus on your physical health. You have less than 12 weeks to shed weight before the food frenzy of the holiday season begins. Follow these physical health tips to watch what you eat, keep active and minimize sleep deprivation.  References for these tips are at the end of this post.

Catch your “eating pause” – when your body signals that it is full, not stuffed.

Start running gradually – even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease.

Pay attention to how much and how fast you eat.

Be consistent in what time you go to sleep and what time you wake up every day to minimize sleep deprivation.

Minimize joint pain by warming up BEFORE jumping into your workout.

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