The holiday season can be pretty fun (and wild sometimes), especially when you’re blessed with the gathering of family, friends, special traditions, and good food.
But just because you are in a joyful and celebratory state does not mean you can’t still stay healthy this holiday.
As you enjoy the holiday, eating and drinking to your full, remember to not kiss your healthy lifestyle goodbye.
This holiday season, you can enjoy as much as you can, while still maintaining your healthy lifestyle goals by following these simple steps:
- Eat mindfully. Instead of munching and devouring your favorite holiday flavors, you should rather take your time to savor such delicacy, feel the moment and appreciate the foods value in all forms.
Being mindful of what we are eating forces us to slow down, allowing our body to process and digest our foods better. This holiday season is the right time to engage all five senses when eating that fancy cookie or the delicious slice of cherry pie. This is a great way to stay healthy this holiday.
- Stay hydrated. Our bodies constitute of 70% water that makes up our total weight, and we can’t do without it. We need to stay hydrated in order to maintain this ratio. General guideline is to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. Staying hydrated keeps skin healthy, helps kidney function and boosts the body’s overall performance.
- Reinvent your holiday workout. Good habits tend to go out the window during the holidays. The holidays can act as a real break, disrupting your training regime.
But instead of looking at it this way, how about using it as an opportunity to try a new routine? There are loads of short HIIT workouts online. This would allow you to vary your training whilst still leaving time to socialise and enjoy the holidays.
- Boost your immune system. The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against infection and disease. Taking proper care of your immune system can help protect your body from viruses and bacteria during cold and flu season, which is why it is recommended that you take foods high in Vitamin C, B6 and E.
Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is one of the best things you can do to bolster your immune system.