The 4 Biggest Holiday Fitness Destroyers

These four innocent things are threatening to knock out your fitness progress this holiday season. Identify them and avoid them.


This year, you actually did it. You crushed it all spring and went into the summer in the best shape of your life. You were the only guy who had visible abs at the Fourth of July beach party. You actually kept up with your program and  hit the gym during your August vacation. You even managed to stay away from all the Halloween candy you had laying around your house since what had to be the middle of September.

But now comes the tricky part—the holiday season. And nothing can wipe out a full year’s worth of progress like the dinners, parties, commitments and stress that come in those few short weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. To help you avoid falling into those traps, here’s a heads up on the four biggest holiday fitness destroyers and some tips on what you can do to keep them at bay.

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