Stay Healthy this Holiday Season
It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful and chaotic time as well. It is also the time when it becomes harder and harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Between all the temptations and busy coming and goings, doing the right thing for your mind and body can be next to impossible. Here's some hints that will keep you on the right track so you can celebrate this special time with friends and loved ones without sacrificing your health.
1. Make the Decision- Before all the festivities begin make a pact with yourself during the holidays. Decide that you’ll move more and do something to keep active over the next three weeks. You can also take it a step further, and pledge to have a healthy start to the day. Try to limit the sweets and get at least seven hours of sleep each night. If you can maintain a few of these techniques over the holidays it'll be easier to get back to a healthy routine once the season is over.
2. Look Out for You - It may be the season of giving, but you should never forget looking after yourself as well. Listen to what your body is saying to determine if you need to slow down and take break. Also, remember to find some help. If your sciatica is acting up from all the running around you've been doing then find support. The EverRelief Sacroiliac Belt provides hip compression and reduces inflammation of the effected area. Make sure you're as healthy as can be before taking care of everyone else.
3. Get that Glow - The winter's cold weather and low humidity can wreck havoc on your skin. It's really important to take care of this organ through these months. One way to keep your skin in tip-top shape is to eat the right foods. Although it may be tempting to indulge in all the holiday sweets, healthy foods will provide your skin with the nutrients it needs. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking extra water will also give your skin a boost.
4. Watch for Bad Eating Habits - There will be endless treats and snacks available to you at different holiday gatherings. Try to have a healthy snack before you leave the house so you won't be as tempted. Also, it's important to avoid eating approximately two hours before bed. Your metabolism slows when you’re asleep. When you allow enough time for digestion before bed, you reduce your chance of digestive upset, and studies suggest that you’ll minimize your risk for weight gain, too.
5. Reduce Stress to Feel the Holiday Cheer - Celebrating the season is joyous, but it can also be extremely stressful. In addition to the usual culprits —such as money concerns, family issues and overscheduling, Covid is still looming large in our daily lives. One great way to combat stress this season is to make a list of what your stressors are. Then, you can come up with one or two possible solutions to each of these stressors. This will help you put stressors out of your mind and have a wonderful season.
We wish you and your loved ones a very happy and most importantly, healthy holiday season! It can be very difficult to find a perfect balance between all those, but with these tips you can get a head start and push all the way through to a Happy New Year!