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5 Holiday Health Tips

It has been a while since I posted last…I apologize, friends! It has been a very busy past couple of months, as I finally moved into my new home.  Yay! 

That being said, in case you haven’t noticed, Christmas and the holiday season is here! Most stores have holiday decorations up. Holiday commercials are on every time you turn on the tube. Elf, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Jingle All the Way seem to be on every other day. Personally, I love the holidays, but this is a common time for people to disregard their health and wellness goals in favour of holiday cheer – large meals, sweet desserts, less exercise and plenty of adult beverages.  So, what can you do to stay on track? Here are 5 Holiday Health Tips to keep in mind this holiday season.

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Calculated indulgences

There will be holiday treats everywhere. And, I mean it, everywhere. Keep in mind that only some treats are available once a year. Whether it’s grandma’s cake or dad’s pie, there are some items that only come around during the holidays. Be selective with what you eat.

Keep healthy snacks nearby

Festive treats are bound to show up in the office. Don’t be afraid to say no. Alternatively, keep healthy plant-based snacks in your desk to help you avoid those cravings.

Stick to the plan

The holidays are busy, but you should try and stay on track with your exercise schedule. If you can’t make it to the gym, think of some other ways to stay active. Go on a winter hike, skiing or skating. Although not in your regular schedule, these types of activities are both festive and good for the body.

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Bring your own dish. If you’re invited to a holiday potluck, consider bringing a homemade healthy dish to add to the menu. It may not be the most popular, but your body will appreciate it!

Eat at home

Eat before going shopping, to a party or visiting family. This can help to prevent overeating as well as ensure you’re staying on track.

Have any other Holiday Health Tips? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Happy holidays!

 

Sources

Reader’s Digest

Realsimple.com

Health.com

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