8 WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Weather you are running around town during the hustle and bustle of shopping, catering to your guests or attending several Holiday parties, it is very important to stay on top of your a game and keeping yourself sick-free and in shape. Here are 8 helpful tips to stay healthy during the holiday season:
BEAT THOSE GERMS
With the dark winter days, comes the flu season. And no one wants to get hit with the flu during such an exciting and busy time of the year. Listen to your body. Don't over due yourself, as when becoming too exhausted, you are acceptable to lowering your immune system and getting sick. Rest when you can. Stay hydrated with lots of water, and wash your hands. Those grimy germs love to hang out in unexpected places.
KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS IN CHECK
Keeping a great connection with friends and family will allow less stress during the holidays. Our mental health is very important, and if this is off, we tend to exert those feelings through excessive eating or depression. Be a supportive friend, and ask for support if you need it. Take care of one another. We're all in this together.
CREATE A DAILY HEALTHY REGIMEN
Creating a daily regimen that works for your body and your busy life, keeps your health in check. Some great tips are:
• Make sure to get plenty of sleep
• Stay hydrated throughout the day • Exercise or conduct in some activity to keep your heart rate up
• Keep track of your portion control while eating, especially late in the day • Focus your diet around vegetables, adding in fresh cold-press juice will keep that step easy
EXERCISE IS CRUCIAL
A vital body rarely gets sick. And that is the result of regular exercise activity. Working with weights, aerobic exercise, or stretching activities like yoga, they keep you staying fit and strong to support immune function and circulation.
CREATIVITY IS KEY
Being creative with how to stay healthy, keeps you on your toes. Schedule a massage, go on a hike, try those healthy foods that you've always wanted to try or even introduce a 3-7 day juice cleanse. Detoxing your body before the holidays is a very creative way to change up your eating habits. Start fresh.
ADD IN THOSE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
Immune supportive nutrients may help you prevent common illnesses. Maintaining daily vitamins C and E along with selenium and zinc can offer some immune protection and help clear your body of certain toxins. If needing that extra boost, come into Ruby Jean's to try some of our wellness shots. The Doctor Visit contains, lemon, ginger, honey, grapefruit, cayenne, turmeric, echinacea. A great jump for when you're staring to feel down.
PREPARE WELL FOR YOUR TRAVELS
To be able to enjoy the beauty of traveling, preparing well is key. Try not to procrastinate on packing and planning your activities, as this can cause extra stress which is harmful to your health. Avoid dehydration and eat well. We recommend packing extra water and appropriate food with you on the plane. Since planes are know for those extra germs, be sure to take a few extra supplements as listed above. Don't forget your hand sanitizer and get plenty of rest while trying not to overdue your body while on vacation.
BECOME A HOLIDAY PARTY PRO
• Eat well throughout the day so that when its party time, you won't have the urge to binge on fatty treats
• Fill up your plate and sit away from the buffet. Standing next the buffet causes snacking throughout the night
• Amp up your gym sessions. The added activity before the big party allows your body to burn more calories
Now with this added knowledge of how to stay healthy during the holiday season, go out there and show the holidays who's boss.