5 Tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holidays and Staving off Extra Holiday Pounds!
The Holiday season is one of the most amazing times of the year! The awesome parties, the amazing food and the endless supply of holiday cocktails are all reasons to celebrate, but after too many festive functions and too many nights of over indulging we can be left feeling bloated, blah and bland!
Here are 5 tips to keep you in great shape over the holiday season while still enjoying (within reason!) all that this wonderful season has to offer!
-SLEEP!: Be sure to make sleep a priority. You must make sure you are getting enough rest to keep your immune system in top shape and make better choices when it comes to the foods you are eating. Getting enough sleep cannot be stressed enough you will truly benefit in mind, body and soul. You will also look better! It is amazing the effect of a good nights sleep on your skin!
-Drink Water: Staying hydrated in the winter months is just as important as in the Summer months. Keep water with you and drink it! Make sure you have a glass of water for each cocktail you consume when you are out. Don’t forget the skin glowing benefits of staying hydrated!
-Exercise: I know, that sounds like a no brainer right? With all of the extra functions, our regular workouts can take a back seat, and usually do… even if you cannot get in a full work out make sure you do something. 10 or 20 minutes a day are better than nothing and will keep you in the routine of doing something daily.
-Be Prepared: Keep healthy snacks on hand at all times! The holiday season can get so busy between work, family, shopping and parties that you can easily end up skipping a meal and then over-eating later. Also make sure you eat something healthy before you go to late night dinner parties, you will be less likely to over eat.
-Greens: This one is right up there with sleep! Make sure you are still packing those greens into your day, your body will thank you and so will your skinny jeans, that you will still be able to wear in January!:o) Try to keep immune boosting, skin glowing, hang-over helping green smoothies as a part of your daily intake. Smoothies are an incredible way to super charge your body and mind, setting you up for success!
Commit to getting through this holiday season healthy, happy and glowing while still having fun! It can be done!
Happy Holidays!! xx