December 23 2017

Staying Healthy During The Holiday’s!

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s — whatever you are celebrating these are times of togetherness and happiness. However, they can bring challenges to your physical and emotional health.

Keep in mind theses tips for staying healthy and happy during this season of joy:

Eat Well: Its not easy to stay away from all the treats during the Holidays, but try eating only your favorite desserts instead of trying everything. Sometimes it might seem like the best choice but it might not be worth it to keep sneaking in those extra chocolate chip cookies that you can get all year round. Try eating your favorite treats that are only around during the holiday’s or better yet try making your own healthy alternative to your favorite treat.

Exercise: Exercise is just as important during the holiday’s as it is during the rest of the year. Keep up with your workout routine when you are home for Winter break and it will help you feel less guilty about all those extra holiday calories you can’t stop yourself from eating. If you don’t have your local gym or workout classes around you winter offers great activities that can be substitutes for working out like ice skating skiing, and sledding!

Relax & Don’t Worry: Although it is important to stay active and healthy at all times during the year. Don’t worry if you actually can’t. The holiday’s only come around once a year and it is important to enjoy the time you have with your family and friends. So don’t worry if you eat a little extra or can’t get in that morning run; cheat days are acceptable during the holidays 😉

Treat Yourself: Although the holiday’s are about helping others make sure you take some time for yourself. It could be as simple as sleeping in late, treating yourself to a manicure, massage or watching a movie you’ve been dying to see!

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful and of course reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. So consider these holiday tips to support your efforts for a healthy and safe holiday this season.

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