If you are shopping for more than two hours:
Sit down and take a five minute break with a coffee, tea or nonalcoholic drink. Other healthy options include a small snack such as a mini muffin or a small milkshake, or share a sandwich or bagel. This provides the body with a chance to energize and reflect.
Keep drinking water (water fountain, bottled water).
Gaining weight is one holiday tradition that no one wants to keep. Make a decision to do everything you can to stay active and eat healthy while not depriving yourself of all the fun this season.
Medical exercise specialist Ralf Hennig is the author of "Four Way Burn." He is gold-certified by the American Council on Exercise and designated a master trainer by IDEA. He is also a trainer to former president Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton. He is the founder of Dynamic Fitness in Bedford, N.Y. His Web site can be found at http://performanceball.com.