Holidays like Christmas time mean great food, quality time with family and friends. You make great memories in the holiday season but that does not mean indulging in food 24/7 and forgetting about taking care of yourself. Even in the holiday season, you have to take of yourself physically or else, you would end up with health issues when the holidays end.
The holiday stress, unhealthy eating, and anxiety about the arrangement of festive parties can make your days stressful. You might feel tired and procrastinate in all the tasks. So, to keep yourself healthy and active, it is best to eat healthily, still exercise regularly, and take time to pamper yourself like having a massage to still have that work-life balance.
Holiday Tips to Keep You Healthy and Active This Holiday Season
Here are some simple yet effective holiday health tips to keep you on your healthy toes. Not only would these tips improve your physical health but would also motivate you to do self-care.
Eat Healthy and Balanced Meals
Self-care starts with what you eat. In the holiday season, almost every craves for unhealthy food. So, to resist unhealthy food all the time, you need to eat healthy and full meals. It is not essential to starve yourself all day and then eat unhealthy at night. Actually, it gains weight fast.
For a perfect balance between healthy and unhealthy eating, treat yourself with proper healthy meals or some snacks before going to a party.
By keeping yourself full with healthy meals, I mean one with balanced proportions of carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, and fibers.
Do Not Forget to Stay Hydrated
Being busy in the festive parties means forgetting to stay hydrated throughout the day. Not staying hydrated can actually make you feel hungry and tired. Dehydration can affect your wellness. So, drink as many fluids as you can, even if you do not feel like going to the bathroom every 1.5 hours.
If you can’t figure out how much fluid to drink, then measure your weight in pounds and divide it in half. This is the number of ounces that you need to drink.
Exercise Early and Regularly
Exercising or involving in sports regularly during the holiday season is best for your physical health and wellness. It can also reduce your weight if you have put on some.
Exercise can keep your active and energized throughout the day. So, better to do it early in the morning. Little exercise and cardio three times a week can do really good. As the experts say, self-care is all about eating healthy and exercising regularly!
Get A Massage
It gets quite hard to manage stress during the holiday season. Keeping track of your wellness is a bit hard while attending parties on a regular basis. Moreover, the work-life balance also gets severely disturbed as you are not able to focus properly on work.
To maintain your wellness and the work-life balance, try massage. Massages are of different types but they all soothe and relax our bodies as well as our minds. In fact, massage is just the perfect treatment that can help us to relieve stress and body soreness.
So find time to do self-care, go for a massage to manage stress or to get rid of the nagging back pain, muscle tensions or muscle spasms, you’ll thank yourself later.
Here you go, Christmas and New Year holiday season can be quite daunting and stressful for most people but at the end of the day, we still should not forego of that good habit of keeping a healthy and active lifestyle.