Don't let holiday calories add up

DOWNEY - As we enter the holiday season, many of us stress out about gaining weight with all the holiday parties and family gatherings.No need to worry - it's still possible to have that piece of pumpkin pie and still lose weight and stay healthy. Here are a few tips to help you during the holiday season: •Make a goal to do something active for 30 minutes per day, six days per week (walking, jogging, weights, exercise DVD, etc.). •Give yourself a cheat day to enjoy your favorite holiday foods (but remember everything is in moderation). •Don't keep those tempting foods laying around. Carl Causly is a certified trainer and teaches a body sculpt class at the Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center, and a fitness boot camp at Downey Adult School. E-mail him at

********** Published: November 17, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 31