We know that the holidays can be a difficult time of year. With lots of rushing around, making plans, shopping, and stress over money and visiting family, we know that it can be difficult to remember that stressing can affect your health in a detrimental way. That’s why we’ve got some great holiday tips and tricks to help you beat the stress this holiday season.
December and January are usually synonymous with an abundance of eating, a lack of exercise, and the flu. We want to encourage you to start this New Year on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on weight and feeling ill. It’s almost as if we’ve come to accept that we are going to put on 10 pounds during each holiday season. (Believe it or not, weight gain and illness are linked. The worse the food you eat, the more likely you are to gain weight. This rich, sweet food also inflames your body; thereby restricting you immune system from fending off real threats: viruses. (But more on that in our next blog ☺)
Celebration doesn’t have to mean gluttonous eating, or deprivation for that matter. It’s time to bring the focus back to the purpose of the holiday. Enjoy your friends and family, the time off and the traditions of the holidays.
Happy Healthy Holidays!
The holiday season is about family and food – and all too often, adding a few extra pounds to our waistlines. Although the holiday season is chock full of delicious dishes and treats, we’d all like to avoid the extra calories and added pounds that can come with the seasonal food. I’ll be the first to admit that I indulge in a few to many Christmas cookies and holiday beverages. However, being conscious of these decisions and having a game plan for proper diet and exercise, I am able to maintain my weight and fitness throughout the holiday season.