Alcohol a Key Concern When Maintaining Holiday Fitness, Says Chapters Capistrano

During the holiday season, it can be tough to stay healthy – especially when alcohol flows freely. Chapters Capistrano offers some insights.

Maintaining physical fitness is never exactly easy, but the holiday season can make it extra tricky – especially at holiday parties and family gatherings where alcohol flows freely. Not only can alcohol lead to an excess of calories and weight gain, but it can prove a daunting temptation for those in addiction recovery. In a new statement to the press, Chapters Capistrano shares some insights into keeping fit – and sober – during the upcoming holiday season.

“The holidays tend to pose a number of health concerns and temptations, both in terms of food and drink,” comments Susie Shea, co-owner of the Orange County drug and alcohol rehab center Chapters Capistrano. “Even those who are vigilant and disciplined during the course of the year may find that the holidays are taxing, difficult to maneuver without succumbing to excess.”

A recent People article offers some tips on keeping fit during the holidays; Shea says many of the tips are good ones. The article advises being selective in food choices, sampling various things rather than overindulging on any one thing. Additionally, the article makes some comments about alcohol: “Alcohol lowers our inhibitions, even when we don’t realize it, so we end up eating more than we normally would.”

Of course, for those who struggle with addiction, alcohol is even more problematic. “The stresses and high emotions of the holiday season can make sobriety a particular challenge,” Shea observes. “And with alcohol seemingly more accessible than ever, it’s important for those in recovery to be especially committed to their health.”

Shea says those who struggle during the holidays might even consider spending a couple of days in recovery, just to align themselves with their own sobriety goals. “Recommitting to recovery can be especially valuable during this time of the year,” she notes.

Ultimately, rehab and recovery can be ideal for helping those who face addiction to make it through the holidays safely – with their sobriety and their fitness intact.


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.

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