We Wish You A Healthy Merry Christmas

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It is Christmas time soon and our goal today is to let you know that you can have a holiday season that will not only be merry but also healthy. Christmas time is usually not the time of the year when people are really strict with their healthy lifestyle and especially their diet. It is the time of year for enjoying oneself, spending quality time with one’s family and, more often than not, enjoying holiday feasts that are as far away from healthy as humanly possible. But, it does not have to be that way.

The first and probably the most important advice that we could give you is to practice moderation. Just because the holidays are here, does not mean that you have to hoover up everything you see before you. This goes for food, but for drinks as well. For some reason, even people who do not usually drink go crazy at Christmas and drink way too much. Hangovers are not to be taken lightly. Having a hangover is a sign that your neurotransmitters are all out of whack, that your stomach lining has become inflamed and that your immune system has taken a serious hit, among other things.

2Holidays are also notorious for their ability to make people put on extra weight. The good news is that you can avoid this, once again, by being smart and in control of your cravings. Just because the lunch of the dinner are going to be hefty, this does not mean you should start eating the moment you wake up. Have a healthy breakfast of fruit and some whole grain cereals. Keep healthy snacks within your reach at all times, such as dried fruit, unsalted nuts, wholegrain crackers and stuff like that. If you are in charge of the Christmas menu, you can even try to squeeze in a few healthier alternatives for the good old-fashioned and unfortunately fattening classics.

While it may seem almost impossible, you should also not forget to exercise during the holidays. If you cannot find the time for your regular exercise regimen, play a game of tag-football in the backyard, go for a brisk walk in the cold weather, get involved in the preparations, keep moving. Finally, make sure to steer clear of any stress during the holidays. If people are late or if you think they are not pulling their weight when it comes to preparations and all that, approach problems with a Zen state of mind.


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