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3 Tips to Keep Football Season Healthy

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's almost here. Football season. If you live deep in the heart of Texas, football season is a season unto itself. Whether it's Pee Wee football, high school, college, or professional, Texans live for football. Unfortunately, football season also ushers in another familiar habit: junk food eating. Nachos, hot dogs, beer -- these are synonymous with football season. It's no wonder we tend to gain weight in the fall! But what if we could make it a little healthier? What if we could enjoy the season without the weight gain? If you're looking forward to thoroughly enjoying the season ahead, take a look at these three tips to keep the season a little healthier.

Limit Your Drink Calories

Between alcohol and soda, we drink a lot of calories during football season. You can keep yourself healthier just by cutting these calories out or reducing them significantly. If you want a drink, have one, but only have one. If you can manage the calories that you drink, it'll be a lot easier to keep the overall diet and calories consumption under control. 

Plan Way Ahead

Football hasn't even started yet, but it's coming. Go ahead and start planning. Look for healthy but delicious recipes. Look for ways to cut calories without flavor. Do your research and legwork now. By the time kickoff rolls around, you'll be ready to throw a healthier party for everyone in your circle. 

Get Your Friends On Board

It might be hard to get your most die-hard football fan on board for healthy eating, but it's worth a shot. More and more people are leaning toward health consciousness, especially as we get older. You don't have to suggest veggie plates, but you can suggest that you at least try to make football parties slightly healthier. Maybe with chicken instead of beef or water instead of soda. Take this approach slowly, do plenty of research, and help your whole group stay a little healthier this season.

Football season is a ton of fun, especially in the south. But it can also be incredibly unhealthy. Use these tips to stay healthier through the whole season, and you can enjoy the sport, the company, your body, and better health through the rest of the year.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brownsville, Tex.

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