We know that the holiday season is an exciting time for everyone. But this year more than ever it’s important that you take precautions to remain healthy this holiday season. Here are a few tips to help you do that.
Limit your sugar
Consuming excessive amounts of added sugars can lead to increased weight gain, obesity and diabetes. In addition, consuming too much sugar throughout the day can make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet because people tend to reach for foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. Overindulging on sweet treats this holiday season is a sure-fire way to put your health at risk. Get real with your sugar: limit it, measure it, and make informed choices that support your health this season.
Make healthy substitutions
There’s no doubting the health benefits of eating a healthy diet, and there are lots of ways to make healthy substitutions – switching regular milk for skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, choosing lower fat cheese or using reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of creamier alternatives, etc.
If you’re looking for some different options to substitute your favourite foods this holiday season with healthy alternatives, the easiest best way to go about it is to eat real, whole foods like fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, nuts and whole grains.
Picking healthy food substitutes doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice taste. Look into other ways to cook, prepare or season your healthier foods to get the same great taste – only healthier!
The holidays are always busy, but we need to consider that sleep is just as important as fun. Besides, the more rested you are, the more fun you can have, right? For those of you who are already stressed out with all the travel-planning or are already sick from overwork before the holidays officially start, it is important not to overlook the importance of enough sleep.
Make an exercise schedule
Exercising is an essential component of your body, mind and overall health. The holidays are a wonderful time to connect with family and friends, but that doesn’t mean you should get lazy with exercising Along with your busy schedule, there’s always time for Exercise has many health benefits to people of all ages. From relieving stress to boosting energy, maintaining a healthy weight or promoting overall wellness, these benefits can make a big difference.
Make time to speak to your doctor
On a different note, you may want to look at your health more seriously as we approach the holiday season. Finding the time – or an available appointment – to see your doctor during the holidays season can be very difficult. However, some insurance providers offer fast-tracked appointments that may come in handy should you need to speak to your doctor during the holiday season.
Holiday parties, family get-togethers and business gatherings are a big bonus during the holiday season. If you’re trying to keep your healthy habits on track, however, navigating these events can be tricky. Hopefully, the tips in this article will help you plan and enjoy your holiday without compromising on your health.