Experts offer tips to keep weight down for the holidays

Published: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM.

Instead, start slow; walk with a significant other or pet dog, for instance.

"It’s important to just get out and start moving, which a lot of people don't do," Miley said. "It is important to make exercise a part of their lifestyle and not a burden."

Loll agreed.

"People tend to forget that there are plenty of activities for them to enjoy," she said. "Just because it is the holidays doesn't mean you have to stay inside the kitchen and bake cookies."

Walk around shopping malls or attend holiday events for a change of pace and scenery, she said.

"They could also dance if there is dancing at a (New Year’s) party — that can be considered exercise.”

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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