A Healthy, Happy Holiday Season

The winter months bring a variety of activities, from visiting relatives to festive traditions, in the comfort of your own home. Although exciting, these events can be exhausting and turn our regular schedules upside down. 

We’ve compiled our best tips for a healthy holiday season, allowing you to cherish time spent with loved ones without health-related concerns.  

Don’t Forget Your Daily Diet

Between sweet treats and savory meals, it’s easy to pack on a few extra pounds throughout the holidays. Try incorporating these healthy recipes into your holiday spread while still providing traditional dishes the whole family can enjoy. Additionally, make sure to consume enough water to avoid dehydration. 

Find Ways to Remain Active

Keeping up with your regular exercise regimen is the best way to boost morale after enjoying a delicious meal or entertaining guests. Stick to the recommended 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week, and switch up your normal routine by playing a game of hide-and-seek with grandchildren or bundling up for an evening walk. 

Delegate Responsibilities

Hosting the family holiday extravaganza can be taxing — and you shouldn’t be expected to tackle it alone. Enlist relatives and friends ahead of the celebrations to assist with cooking, cleaning and planning efforts. Dispersing these tasks keeps your schedule manageable and provides quality time with guests, creating holiday memories one won’t forget. 

Rest Up

After all is said and done, getting quality sleep is important at the end of a long day. Whether it’s a nap while traveling home or hitting the hay a little earlier than usual, consistent shut-eye is important throughout the busy holiday season. 

These healthy habits will keep you well as you enjoy all the holidays have to offer. Remember these tips as you celebrate lifelong traditions and must-have festivities with friends and family. 


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