Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday Fitness Tip

5 Stress Busting Black Friday Shopping Tips

Did you know...."Black Friday" was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

This is the beginning of the holiday shopping frenzy. If it is your tradition to join the crowd and hunt for bargains, here are 5 Quick Tips to avoid the Stress of your Black Friday Shopping Experience.

1. Eat a high protein, high fiber breakfast – jump start your metabolism, your energy levels and you ability to think your shopping choices through.

2. Avoid holiday coffees - high caffeine and high sugar content, lead to mindless shopping and a drop in your energy levels and mood - not to mention the addition of unwanted holiday pounds.

3. Get Moving – make the most of the holiday shopping crowd, practice power walking, use the competition to get to the best deal first.

4. Refuel – be sure to keep your body energized and your mind sharp, take along a quick snack of almonds and dried fruit. Portable, staves off hunger, allows you to keep on shopping.

5. Unwind – after your shopping frenzy, take a few minutes to unwind and relax. Take a hot bath, practice yoga or simply sit and breathe. Allow yourself some downtime to reenergize and recuperate from your shopping frenzy.

Above all else, be sure you take the time to Take Care of Yourself. Eat regular, balanced meals, including breakfast. Get adequate sleep and effective exercise. Your Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System is one click away from having all of this and more!

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