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Keep the Weight off While Vacationing

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: You can still stay fit while enjoying your vacation.
Air Date: 6/29/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Joey Thurman, Health Expert

Joey ThurmanJoey Thurman is a health, fitness, and nutrition expert and the creator of The Lifestyle Renovation, a website dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. He has appeared on CBS, FOX, ABC, and WCIU sharing his insights as a celebrity fitness trainer and published author.

Joey's work has been featured in publications such as BodyBuilding.com, Racked, TimeOut Chicago, RedEye, and American Global Traveler. Joey is a fashion model represented by Chosen Model Management where he works with brands including Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie, Jockey, and Carson Pirie Scott.

He has also appeared on the covers of Healthy for Men and TimeOut Chicago. Joey is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the American Council on Exercise, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and a FITchef.

Keep the Weight off While Vacationing
Your vacation plans probably don't include gaining back the weight you lost.

How do you navigate the overwhelming dinner buffets and cozy beaches to keep that weight off?

First, work out first thing in the day. Earn that bloody mary. A simple walk or some time in the hotel gym can jump start your day. If you work out all the time, don't drop all activity during your vacation.

Second, you can plan physical activities into your vacation. If you're visiting the beach, spend some time swimming, wading in the water or playing volleyball before you take that nap in the shade. Engage in sports classes if you're at a resort. Go on excursions that keep your body moving.

Vacation foods are tempting. Eat fresh fruit and fresh fish. Try the local flavors instead of fast foods you recognize from home. Try eating as cleanly as possible. Snack healthy. Don't eat like there's no tomorrow at every meal. If you overdo it at the dinner table, there's no room for self-loathing. Don't keep thinking about that one bad day, just get back on board with your plan.

Lastly, don't slow your metabolism down by spending the entire vacation as a lounge lizard. Play with your kids. Have physical fun. Be active right before those big meals you choose to consume.

Listen in as health and fitness expert Joey Thurman shares how you can keep those fitness gains and enjoy your vacation at the same time.

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