Keeping up your health can be a year round job, but it seems to be especially difficult during the holidays. The holiday season is a perfect time for spending time with family and friends. It is a time where everyone can just talk, enjoy and have fun. Aside from that, the holiday season can also be a time for sleeping and eating and before the season ends you have already gained more weight. And instead of going back to work feeling refreshed, you end up feeling obese and more depressed. Stay healthy on holiday by following these steps.
1. Eating right is the first step to keeping up your immune system. It is important that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs to stay strong. Without a strong immune system your body will have a hard time fighting disease. Eating whole foods is a great way to do so. Be sure to keep your kitchen stocked with healthy foods. Eat only limited portions of fattening food, and top off your meals with a salad or some fruit. These high-nutrient foods will keep you feeling full for longer. Besides, do you really want to deal with all that heartburn after pigging out?
2. Getting a full nights sleep is crucial to staying healthy during the holidays. Keeping yourself well rested can help immensely in fighting disease. Everyone is different and needs a different amount of sleep. On average most adults should get 8 hours of sleep or more every night.
3. Staying well hydrated is also an important factor in staying healthy. Most people don’t think it is as crucial to drink a lot of water during the holiday . It may not be as hot outside but this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be getting the required amount of water that we need everyday. Drinking water helps to flush out the bacteria in our system and keeps us energized.
4. Keep exercising. Sure, we all get busy during the holidays — everybody’s in a hurry at the office, and we’re often busy decorating the home and visiting the folks. Don’t stop exercising — if you can’t go to the gym, jog around the neighborhood after dinner. As long as you get your heart pumping and break a sweat for at least 30 minutes a day, you’ll do fine.
5. Make your vacation a sporty or adventurous one. Everyone loves traveling during the holidays, but you can do yourself a favor by making it a more active vacation. Go skiing, cross-country, hiking, or camping. It’s fun, it helps you stay healthy on holiday, and it strengthens family ties, as well.
Following these simple steps and doing a few other things, such as washing your hands frequently, will aide you in staying bacteria-free. Stay healthy on holiday. Don’t let disease ruin your holidays.