"Healthy holiday plans" to help you stay fit this winter

MILWAUKEE -- The winter holidays will be here before you can say, “Please pass the turkey." As we visit with family and friends, it’s easy to forget about those routines that keep us focused on our health and fitness. Nathan Fricke from AT&T stopped by the FOX6 studios to share some helpful on how avoid the pitfalls of the food binge this holiday season.

"So, what is the first thing many people do on January 1 of each new year?" asks Fricke. "We make a New Year’s resolution to shed the extra weight and get in shape."

It's hard not to wonder how much of that resolution is needed just because we ignored our healthiest habits in the last 6 weeks of the year. Be prepared before the first course is served instead of waiting until the morning of January 1 to come up with one more New Year's resolution to shed extra weight and get in better shape.

You may want to consider creating a healthy holiday plan now – with a goal! - so you can skip the resolution at the beginning of the year.

    If you plan to travel for the holidays, travel with smart snacks.

      Refrain from using excuses.

        Enlist a partner in your plan.

          Move more.

            Make a plan, set a goal, travel with healthy snacks, stop making excuses, enlist a partner, and get moving with the help of technology.