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5 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

by kelly / December, 20 2017 01:30

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Happy Holidays! It’s my favorite time of year but also a time of year I tend to fall off the healthy train. So what can we do to be merry while also being healthy? Well I’ve got five simple tips to keep you on track this holiday season with a few from our friends at Kaiser Permanente.

Eat a Little Beforehand

So many holiday parties, so much food! A good way to not over-eat at these parties is to arrive with a slightly full stomach. Then you’ll be less likely to gorge on all those holiday cookies and candies.

Everything in Moderation

Of course don’t deprive yourself – you can still have a holiday cookie – but maybe not 10. Sometimes too much deprivation can make people binge. Just remember, everything in moderation.

Is That Drink Worth It

The holidays are definitely a time to be merry and drink. Here a few things to consider before taking a sip:

  • pinot noir (5 oz) = 121 cal
  • eggnog (8 oz) = 343 cal
  • hot chocolate (8 oz) = 222 cal
  • champagne (5 oz), 89 cal

Keep Up Your Fitness Routine

Don’t stop exercising just because the holidays rolled around. It’s easy to get sidetracked during this time with all the parties, travel and cold weather. Keeping up with your fitness routine can reduce holiday stress and prevent you from over-indulging. Plus gym and fitness classes are usually emptier around this time so you can work out in peace.

Get Some Rest

The holidays can be stressful and parties go late into the night. Don’t deprive yourself of sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to unhealthy food decisions.

More Healthy Living Tips

Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season – just use a little moderation and be sure to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

For even more healthy living tips – check out our Healthy Living blog series.

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