How to Stay Healthy During the Upcoming Holidays
It’s hard to believe it, but the chaos of the holidays is right around the corner. Most of us know from experience how easy it is to fall out of our health routine. This year, set a goal for yourself to stay on track. Find out how you can stay healthy during the holidays!
- Set a goal.
- Diet. It goes without saying, but the temptation of holiday treats can be hard to resist. Don’t get us wrong – you can absolutely enjoy the holiday cookies – but it’s important to give your body the necessary nutrition it needs to function. Start your day by eating a nutritious breakfast. What exactly does a nutritious breakfast look like? Be sure to include unprocessed foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins. Eggs, yogurt, and whole wheat toast are just a few examples of the many choices for a healthy breakfast. When you eat a nutritious breakfast, you’ll be fueling up your body and brain for the day, while regulating hunger. This means instead of eating a fist-full of Halloween candy, you can just eat a couple of pieces and be satisfied. We think your brain and waistline will thank you.
- Set a goal. Set yourself a goal to accomplish by a specific date during the season. Is it your goal to run or walk a 5k? Sign up right now! There are so many fun races to get signed up for, especially during the holiday season. Find a Halloween run, a Turkey trot for Thanksgiving or even a Santa run. These races are laid back and full of fun. Plus, you can get the entire family involved and start a new, healthy tradition!
- Rest. We get so caught up in the craziness of the season that we often forget to rest our bodies. It’s understandable that sometimes you just want to work, and may even feel guilty if you want a break, but your body and brain need to relax. When you get the rest you deserve, you’ll prevent burnout, your creativity levels will improve, and you will allow yourself to think deeper thoughts by self-reflecting. When you allow yourself to relax, you’ll be sure to enjoy the holidays, rather than feeling overwhelmed.
Don’t let the candy, baked goods, and colder weather deter your health journey. If you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to have a happy and healthy holiday season!