Are you getting ready for the holidays in a frantic mode? They are in full swing now that November is almost over. It’s important that you think about your overall health as well as your family’s health this time of year.
Chances are you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to take care of all of the nitty-gritty aspects of the holidays. From making sure your work projects are taken care of the entire family is taking care of and you have your holiday dishes ready, it can be a lot to handle but don’t let your health suffer.
These tips can help you through the holidays.
Take Care of You
Many people get sick this time of year, largely because of stress and lack of self-care. Most people fail to take care of themselves during the holidays because they’re so busy putting other people first.
Number one for the holiday season is to take care of your self. Practice daily health habits. Make sure you’re brushing your teeth every day and moving your body in an exercise movement. Yoga is a good movement of choice.
Another good thing you can do is to help others this season. It is also a great way to take care of your self during the holidays. When we help others we feel better about ourselves.
You can volunteer at a soup kitchen or local senior citizen home. Any little time that you can spare can actually help you have more perspective and help you feel better.
Cook light during the holidays can help you feel more joyful. We tend to cook heavier meals and we often overeat but this doesn’t have to be the case for you.
Cooking lighter meals, baking instead of frying are easy ways to help you feel better throughout the holiday season.
The average person will gain 10 to 15 pounds in the next three months. If you don’t want to be part of that group then simply take these steps into consideration for a healthy happy holiday season.
Visiting your dentist is an important part of your regular health care routine. Many people fail to see the dentist if their regular check-up falls during holiday time.
It’s important not to cancel or skip it any dental meeting because your dentist will be there to help care for your teeth and keep you smiling into the new year.
You can set New Year’s resolutions and still follow through, you don’t have to wait till the new year to start being healthy, now is the best time.