3 Ways To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
It's the holiday season and we all know it's the time to eat anything and everything. Along with digesting way too much, it's the time to lounge around all day because the holidays are the time to be lazy.
But as soon as the holidays are over and you get back to the gym, it can be hard to pick up where you left off. Here are some tips to try out during the holiday season to keep yourself active and healthy.
Don't overeat as much.
The hardest part about the holidays, whether you're at home with family or just have multiple days off, is the amount of food at your disposal. The biggest thing to avoid is overeating.
There are some easy life tips that you can do to keep your stomach feeling full while still enjoying the holiday foods you know and love.
- Drink lots and lots of water. Water not only hydrates you but sometimes you may feel hungry when you're actually just dehydrated.
- Substitute some unhealthy foods for better options like fruit or protein bars. Need your chocolate fix? Eat some dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate which is generally worse for you.
- Don't get too crazy with the alcohol. Alcoholic drinks surprisingly have a lot of calories and are an easy way to fill you up without even realizing it.
Get creative and make new traditions.
There are so many things you can do. Most people have holiday traditions whether it be watching Elf a couple times in a row or baking cookies with their siblings, change can be good.
Weather pending, going for a walk, (or depending on your activity level) going ice skating or skiing are great ways to enjoy the winter weather on your days off. For example, you can easily make it a tradition to run the Turkey Trot around Thanksgiving.
The holidays are a time to let yourself relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. Sure, family can be stressful at times but do your best to take the time to de-stress.
Go for a walk to get some fresh air or put your phone on Do Not Disturb for a day so you're not checking it all the time. That's what I try to do. I noticed when I have my phone on Do Not Disturb or silent, I don't check it as much and am more present in the moment instead of constantly checking my phone to see what's happening.
Being present and mindful during the holidays are the best way to not let stress get to you.
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