Tis the season for joy, peace, giving, love and laughter. It is also a season of chasing down the perfect gift, countless parties, non-stop baking followed by non-stop eating, and a giant heap of holiday stress. To help you keep your cool and more importantly your health this holiday season we have compiled a list of helpful tips that will keep you from catching a case of humbug.
Whether you’re a family of one or many, getting organized will ease your mind and help bring your stress level down. Between shopping lists, office parties, dance recitals, gift wrapping, family gatherings and everything in between, being organized is key to helping you stay calm and enjoy the moments, not stress them. Stress not only affects your mood, but can also hinder your immune system, making you more susceptible to catching a Christmas cold. So make a shopping list, use your calendar, and get organized this holiday season.
Everyone’s overly busy during the holidays, and most of us want to spend our time shopping, decorating, or seeing friends and family, which leaves less time to cook healthy meals. Take a defensive approach ahead of time by cooking meals intended specifically for the freezer. You and your body will be thankful when you are enjoying a delicious healthy meal instead of a fried feast from the closest drive-thru.
Flu Shots are one the of the most effective and easiest ways to keep you well this holiday season. Premier Medical is happy to offer this years Influenza vaccination, schedule your appointment today, and as always consult your doctor before beginning any new treatment.
Invites are flying hard and fast but don’t get caught in the whirlwind and accept every party invite sent your way. Running ragged and not resting are some of the quickest ways to send you to sickville. RSVP only to the events that are important or ones you are likely to enjoy the most. Maybe the Grinch was onto something…
Stick to your regular exercise program. During the holiday season, it can be very easy to break a workout habit. If time constraints or weather are putting a damper on your exercise routine, try squeezing in one of these 10 minute in home workouts, a few times a week. Maintaining regular exercise is vitally important to keeping your body healthy and fending off the army of calories from Christmas cookies and treats.
Following these 5 tips will go a long way to helping you enjoy your holiday season with more hoopla than humbug.