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How To Stay Healthy For The Holidays

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How to stay healthy for the holidays. We recently discussed what foods are best for energy, but all of that easily goes out the window when the holidays are upon us and our schedules go on overdrive. Lets not even get started on the groaning tables at every event. Who can resist all those treats? After all, it’s only once a year, right?
how to stay healthy for the holidays

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Hydrate. First and foremost, remember to drink lots of water. It is imperative for keeping your digestive system working and for giving you healthy, younger looking skin. I never drink enough, but I know that I feel much more healthy when I do.

Keep sweets to a minimum. It’s okay to indulge a little bit, but only a little. When going to a party, scan the room to find the food that you absolutely have to try and enjoy it. Remember, however, that moderation is key. A few bites should be enough.

Eat before going out. Eat a healthy meal before going out. If you aren’t  hungry, then you won’t be so tempted to indulge. Luckily there are so many wonderful food options that you won’t even miss not having that extra piece of cake.

Keep sugary drinks to a minimum. I know, I know that they can taste fantastic, but the calories might not be worth it. Switch to wine spritzers for a festive bubbly feel. Also, this way you are killing two birds with one stone because you’ll get some valuable water intake.

Move, move and move. Lastly, keep moving. I promise that you will feel so much better. If you have no time, then take twenty minutes first thing in the morning. Put the music on and dance around to get your blood pumping. Or, try something new. I just went back to ballet and I feel fantastic! It has inspired me to stay healthy and active this month.

The most important tip for this month is let go, relax and enjoy yourself. By keeping stress to a minimum, you improve your chances of staying healthy and if you happen to gain a pound or two, then that’s your excuse for some New Years resolutions!

 

What do you do to stay healthy during the holidays?

 

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12 Comments

  1. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)

    These are great tips! Hydrating is my thing.. Must do more!!
    Hope
    http://www.hhdesignsblog.com

    1. I just drank a glass of water! It’s so tough for me to hydrate but I keep trying.
      xo

  2. Been a little better eating healthy dinners, really had that in mind while shopping…:)

    http://kjandersen.org/

    1. Me too! I figure if I don’t bring it home then I won’t eat it.
      xo

  3. Smart tips. I allow myself treats but maintain my generally good eating habits so they don’t do much damage. It’s fun to celebrate the holidays.

    1. That’s what I do too. Luckily for me (can I admit this?) I’m not a huge fan of traditional holiday food.
      xo

  4. Great tips dear! I try to do hardest but sometimes is difficult. I miss more time for exercise cause all about healthy meals I keep doing daily.
    A new great post Caroline! Have a nice Sunday ! ♥♥

    1. Thank you! A healthy diet should definitely be your number one priority because sometimes it can be really tough to get to the gym.
      xo

  5. Excellent advice, and well written!

    xo

    http://ruedetreschic.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks so much!
      xo

  6. Love the tip to eat before going out… this helps so much!

    1. Yeah it’s a good one. Kind of counter intuitive though so I find it can sometimes be hard to follow.
      xo

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