It’s December and this is a much-awaited time of the year where everyone gets excited about the idea of gift-giving, family gatherings and non-stop partying. Above all, it is also a perfect season for good food and overeating.
On the other hand, too often festive season food and drink is unhealthy for you. Eating too much too regularly can have a negative impact on your health. This is the reason gyms and fitness centres around the world love January because this is the best month where most people burn up the calories they have consumed from the previous month and get back into being fit and guilt-free again.
It may be hard to control your appetite and resist the display of delicious delicacies and holiday beverages on the table, but there is still a way to stay healthy over Christmas. If you can keep your health on track this holiday season, then it would be a great way to welcome the new year and stay healthy all year long.
Eight Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season
- Create a healthy holiday strategy.
Since you know your weakness better than anyone else, you should be the one to make a healthy holiday strategy for your own self. This might be a bit challenging but this is a great strategy to start with.
Focus on creating plans and rules that you know will help you maintain a healthy way of life. This generally means eating properly at the right time and pace, but this also means sticking with regular healthy habits such as physical exercise, enough rest and sleep, and stress management.
- Don’t skip breakfast.
Eating breakfast has always been the golden rule so you can start your day with a full and satisfied tummy. Skipping breakfast is not a good idea. When you miss eating your morning meal, it will only make you hungrier later in the day. You will also be tempted to consume high-calorie snacks to ward off hunger.
- Bring healthy snacks to the workplace.
Healthy snacks are your best alternatives to all the rich and guilty pleasure treats that your officemates bring in. Examples of healthy snacks you can take include rice cakes with avocado, nut butter or tuna; nuts; fresh fruits, celery or carrots and dips.
- Keep up your exercise routine.
Make sure that you don’t abandon your physical fitness routine. If you are too busy to manage your regular workout during holidays, you can reduce your workout routine to a more manageable time and be sure to commit to it no matter what. Reducing your exercise routine by half is better than not exercising at all.
- Eat the healthiest foods first.
Before you eat the most indulgent meals, fill up on the healthiest options when you go to a dinner or banquet. Doing this can help you cut the amount of high calories you might consume. Some of the better foods to pick first include fibrous vegetables, salad type veggies, squash, beetroot, sprouts and beans.
- Give yourself a reward.
Isn’t it fulfilling to accomplish something that can benefit your health and body? If you were able to avoid unhealthy temptations that tend to lure you everywhere you go, because it’s a holiday and unhealthy tasty foods are all around, then reward yourself for this healthy achievement. Allow yourself to have some pie or other desserts, but only if you resisted sweet snacks the entire day and did your fitness routine.
- Take your own meal to dinners or parties.
If don’t want to disrupt your diet because you have a strict dietary regimen, you can take your own food to dinners. You can save yourself from indulging too much if you avoid eating foods that will affect your healthy eating.
- Get enough sleep.
The best way to end a tiring day is to get enough sleep. Seven to eight hours of sleep every day helps you resist unhealthy temptations and maintain your workout routine and diet easily. Lack of sleep also known as sleep deprivation is very unhealthy to your mental and general health. It reduces your ability to think and alters your metabolism as well as affects your other physiological aspects negatively.
Be Merry, Be Healthy This Holiday Season
From all us of here at Hinterland Chiropractic, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday! It’s best to celebrate special days when you are in your best condition while keeping your health in mind. For additional healthy holiday tips, visit your trusted Gold Coast chiropractors and get the best advice on how you can stay fit and healthy this season of joy.
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