8 Tips To Stay Healthy for the Holidays

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It's officially the holidays and I wanted to share with you guys tips to stay healthy this holiday season. If you're following my blog for a while you know that I typically catch a cold in November and also at the beginning of the new year. I wanted to share what I've been using. But ways to stay mentally and physically healthy. Let's face it. As a busy mom, a lot of times we feel drained after the holiday season. Below I'm sharing 8 Tips To Stay Healthy for the Holidays.




Bundle Up

I never really knew the importance of bundling up until I got older. I remember my great-grandmother used to always tell me to cover my neck. I didn't get it when I was younger. However, as an adult, I always try at the very least to keep my neck covered. I know that may sound like common sense. However, it's very important to stay bundled up during the holidays to stay healthy. I always try to carry an extra set of hats/gloves in my car just in case with hand warmers. It's so easy to just run out of the house and forget the essentials.



Don't Skip Meals

I know the losing weight or not gaining weight is a huge concern during the holidays. However, your daily meals play a major role in boosting your immune system eating rich immune-boosting foods that are high in Vitamin D assists with boosting your immune system. I always carry healthy snacks with me to avoid fatigue. You shouldn't skip any meals. Try to plan out your day and even include meals. If you know that you're going to be running around. What restaurants are around and what can you bring along with you in the event that the lines are too long.




Hydrate

Water plays a major role in staying healthy. Trust me, I get it. I was one of those people who hated water. Let's not even talk about plan water. I realized that what worked for me was drinking bottled water, I know that may sound weird. However, once I started to incorporate water into my daily lifestyle I moved on to just filling my water bottle. I would set goals for myself each day and then I also started buying cute water bottles to inspire me. I'm not one of those people who loved lemon in their water at first. However, now I love it. Revisit the idea if you're not into adding lemon to your water. It has some amazing benefits as well.


Stay Active

Before I started my weight loss Journey I really struggled with staying active during the colder months. However, now I created a routine that works for me. My daily goal is still 10k steps. However, since it gets pretty cold in my state in the winter time. I have a goal of how many steps that I want to complete by noon. Maybe staying active for you is taking a fitness class or walking around the office on your lunch break. You don't have to be extreme about it. You could even park your car further away when shopping.


Avoid Stress 

I know, I get it. As a Mom, I know you're like really avoid stress? However, sometimes we take on more than we can handle. Learn how to say NO. A lot of times when we overextend ourselves it starts to bring a lot of stress on in our life. You volunteered to take make your famous cookies for your child's school bake sale, you volunteered to assist with the holiday play. You're hosting Christmas and New Years dinner etc. Learn how to say no and also learn how to ask for help. I know it's not easy because we just want to be able to do everything. One of the ways that you can avoid stress and not take on the responsibilities, to begin with, and learn how to ask for help when needed.


Eat Before Events

Eating before events ensure that you won't end up in a food coma. However, it also comes in handy when you attend an event and you're staving and end up not wanting what's on the menu. Been there, done that! Eat prior to an event to ensure that you're getting your daily nutrients. So in all actuality, you're ensuring that you're eating properly and can enjoy yourself at the event. Let's face it, we've all walked into an event hungry and throughout the event filled our plates and ate every bit of what's on there. Let's avoid this by eating prior to the event.

Get Sleep

Getting the adequate amount of sleep is very important. We all have busy schedules during the holiday season. However, we're no good to anyone if we don't get the appropriate amount of sleep.
When you don't get enough sleep your body releases more of a stress hormone. It also will start to affect the elasticity in your skin and no one wants to look older than they already are. Create a bedtime routine to ensure that you're getting the adequate amount of sleep.


Take Your Vitamins

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11 comments:

  1. Really great tips! I will try to do all on your list (but sleep is hard to get in this household!) and hopefully I will survive this long and dark winter!

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  2. I really have to get better about taking my vitamins. I each TONS of veggies daily. But I should really see if I'm missing something vital.

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  3. Sage advice, dear! My grannie used to tell me to bundle up all the time...and now, I find myself telling my children the same thing. Love your tips - especially the preventive care - vitamins, rest and fuel. Blessings, Emma <3

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  4. I struggle with sleep and staying warm so this is just the much needed reminded that I needed. We have to take care of ourselves and for sure, it's the season to get sick!!!

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  5. Perfect tips to stay energetic for the holidays. Keeping self hydrated and active is what I feel is must, along wth a goof tight sleep to keep one rejuvenated.

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  6. My plan is to get as much sun as I can get during these winter months and eat a lot of fresh fruit. I don't really need supplements cause I try to eat fresh everyday.

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  7. I need to keep these tips in mind. I do NOT want to get sick. I have been drinking water at least. I need to try out these vitamins.

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  8. I am obsessed with supplements!!! Both my daughter and I take a daily vitamin each day!

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  9. Yeah staying hydrated and have proper sleep are a must. Yeah for some sleeping because a luxury but we must have and enjoy it. Life is too short.

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  10. these are great tips for sure! Holidays is surely the time when everyone falls off the bandwagon, especially me haha.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  11. Omg I love Nature Made. My whole family takes their vitamins. It's so important to take the right vitamins because food doesn't always provide all the nutrition.

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