3 tips to get you through the holidays
For the next few days many of us will be carting around from house to house, visiting with family and overeating. Here are a few tips falling in line with my Year of the Detox to save yourself from the looming “holiday party regret”. These are things that I have discovered in my readings this year that I will also be trying out for the first time. Let’s try it together!
1. Drink lots and lots and LOTS of water.
I know this can be really hard when you are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Drink a huge glass when you wake up and try to have a bit within reach throughout the day. This will go a long way to maintaining your energy and help you not to get too dehydrated after all the alcohol you will be consuming. I doubt it’s just my family that is guilty of this! It will also help you digest all the crazy amounts of holiday goodies you’ll enjoy.
2. Take a breather
If at any point you are feeling overwhelmed, or tired, head to another room and hide out for a few minutes. Take a moment to slow down, breathe and even do a few stretches if you are so inclined. Then you’ll be ready to head back to the festivities and be better able to enjoy them. This step can be especially important if you are in charge of the holiday feast. Talk about under pressure!
3. Try to get some physical activity in
Whether it’s playing outside in the snow or braving the boxing day sales, your body will get extra lethargic if you don’t move it enough. Movement will also help you digestive process and burn off all those calories. It might be too cold to go for a walk, but is it ever too cold to go shopping? I think not! Of course, now you’ll have to look at the health of your bank balance as well. 🙂
There you have it, nothing too complicated and it may help you avoid those “can’t do up my pants” woes and keep you in tip top, socialite shape for the upcoming New Year’s Eve parties.
Do you have any tips to get us through the holiday season?
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a wonderful holiday season to all!
Posted on December 24, 2011, in Information and tagged detox, health, holiday health tips, jennifer walker, New Year's Resolutions, Self-Help, year of the detox. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.