Helping you stay healthy is our mission no matter the time of the year. Here are our tips on how to have a healthy Christmas without giving up the fun, the comfort food, and the late nights.
Smart Food Management
Overeating is just something that comes with comfort Christmas food. We have some tricks that might help you survive Christmas meals while still enjoying all the deliciousness. Having a plan for the day can be very helpful. For example, for Christmas eve you can have smaller portions during the day so for dinner, your body will have more room for those extra calories.
Choosing healthier food options is another way to have a healthier Christmas. Learning to be selective with your meal and incorporating more nutrient-dense foods is a great way to do it!
Don’t Sit, Stand more!
Holidays are not just the season to be celebrating with our loved ones but also the time for us to relax from our everyday responsibilities such as work, chores, and others. It is indeed very tempting to not just eat the food we don’t usually consume but also stay seated during the celebrations. Keeping some sort of activity here and there will actually help your body and mind enjoy the season even more.
There are many activities that you can easily incorporate during this season. Create some games where you and your family can join and enjoy, having a quick walk, or even helping do some chores at your family house.
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day is one of the golden rules to stay healthy which should be followed every time and Christmas shouldn’t be an exception. We all know the benefits water can give to our bodies and especially during the Holiday season. It’s very important to keep ourselves hydrated to avoid the effects of having alcohol, rich foods, and sugar. Making sure you drink enough water is key to not getting dehydrated.
Have at least 8 hours of Sleep
As we all get busier and busier with work, hobbies, and life in general, we often find ourselves doing something even after hours. We get it, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. A study in 2010 proved that sleep deprivation will not just lead to less energy, lack of focus, lower immune system, but can also increase the risk of certain illnesses. CBN is a natural non-forming habit that supports healthy sleep patterns. Some foods are also good to help you sleep better such as almonds, kiwi, and tart cherry juice.
Do not wait ‘till January!
Never ever fall into the “I’ll just do it at the start of next year, I promise!” trap. New Year’s resolutions are great but you can start healthy habits any time! If you want to start eating healthy, start now. Why wait ‘till January 2022 to start exercising if you have to for it now? Never delay things that will bring about good things in your life. Consistency is something that we need to learn and doing healthy and good is surprisingly inevident with people even though we are creatures of habit.
The Christmas season is a season of cheers and giving. Let’s celebrate with your friends and loved ones with love and merriment. Just make sure to listen to your body as well and take all the necessary actions to keep it healthy. And remember to always be kind especially during Christmas it can be a challenging season for some.
All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.