The holiday season is upon us and I thought that it would be a good idea to share some tips on how to stay healthy during the holidays.
How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
During the holiday season your schedule can easily get jam packed with holiday parties. Whether it’s a potluck at work, a dinner party at a friends house, or spending the holidays with your family. Make working out a priority. Since the holidays are about spending more time with your family and friends. Why not ask them to join you at the gym? This is a great way to make working out fun and who knows you might have a new gym partner going into the new year.
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Most of the time when we think that we are hungry, we’re really just dehydrated. With that said, I like drink a glass of water before and after every meal. I would recommend that you do the same, especially during the holiday season. Drinking a glass of water before a meal can make you feel fuller, therefore you don’t eat as much. The benefit of drinking a glass of water after a meal is that it helps with digestion. Between pumpkin spice lattes, hot chocolate, and eggnog. Water is the last thing on everyones mind. Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking a glass of water before and after each meal.
The word moderation means to avoid excess or extremes, especially in ones behavior. With that said, there is nothing wrong with enjoying everything in moderation. Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean that you have to overindulge. It’s okay to eat how you would normally eat every other day of the year. The only difference is that there are more food options available.
I suggest you start by being mindful of how you serve yourself. Serve yourself a small portion size. After you have finished eating, wait a few minutes for your food to settle. Don’t immediately go up to get seconds. Wait for you body to tell you whether its full or still hungry.
It’s not going to be the end of the world if you miss one holiday party and or potluck. Make sure that you are getting enough rest. Yes. This is the busy season, however people tend to get sick around this time of year as well. Getting enough rest, will ensure that you have the energy to do all the things that you want to do. It will also help keep your defenses up and immune system healthy.
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