Healthier Football Rituals

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With football season upon us, you may be looking forward to parking it on the couch to cheer on your team while enjoying a few cold ones and eating snacks covered in cheese and bacon. Heaven right? Luckily, there are some easy ways to better balance your health with your hobby.

  1. Build a better burger. A four-ounce turkey burger has roughly 150 calories and 1.5 grams of fat, while the beef version has 225 calories and 12 grams of fat.
  2. Swap snacks. Instead of buffalo wings, try this buffalo hummus from Livestrong.com: Blend garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, water and olive oil with some cayenne pepper sauce, minced garlic and sea salt. Serve with veggies or pita chips.
  3. Hold commercial break contests. Put up a scoreboard and challenge friends or family to see how many squats, pushups or sit-ups they can do during each commercial break.