It may be the most important present of them all; it's the gift of health.
During the holidays it may be extra tough to eat healthy with all those sugar cookies and sweets, but experts say a little exercise can go a long way.
The mashed potatoes, bread rolls and pies can all bring many unwanted carbohydrates to your body.
High consumption of alcohol is another holiday trend, which bottles high amounts of calories.
Laurie Broyles, trainer at crossroads fitness, says during this time of year it's a tough battle to get back to the gym.
“Get started now, try to get through that two, three month loop where everybody gets stuck of not going coming back the gym, once they say you get to about 6, 12 weeks somewhere in there, it becomes a habit and it's fun. make it a life style, don't make it temporary and just fit it into your schedule," said Broyles.
Experts say while people indulge in holiday dinners, they should pay extra attention to their proportions.
According to the American Council of Exercise, people should work out at least 150 minutes a week. Broken down that's five days of thirty minute sessions of cardio vascular exercise.
Experts also say, finding friends and signing up for gym classes may help motivate exercise.
Crossroads fitness has many classes, ranging anywhere from kickboxing to yoga.
If you'd like to sign up just call 242-8746.