Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz host a holiday party for families in need at Zions Bank Basketball Center.
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Still, while their schedules may be demanding, elite athletes, both in-season and off-season, do find ways to enjoy the holidays during the winter months without compromising their performance or physical condition. SI EDGE talked with three pros—experts in fitness, endurance and nutrition—to collect the best tips and tricks from athletes across a range of sports that you too can incorporate to your lifestyle this holiday season.

By Jamie Lisanti
December 15, 2014

For professional athletes and regular folk alike, the holiday season is expected to be a time to take a brief respite from the daily grind, enjoy homemade foods and visit family and friends. But with games to play or a full season of training just around the corner, there’s often little opportunity (or time!) for the pros to unwind and indulge.

Still, while their schedules may be demanding, elite athletes, both in-season and off-season, do find ways to enjoy the holidays during the winter months without compromising their performance or physical condition. SI EDGE talked with three pros—experts in fitness, endurance and nutrition—to collect the best tips and tricks from athletes across a range of sports that you too can incorporate to your lifestyle this holiday season.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)