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Healthy for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season.

Published: Monday, November 11, 2013   /   Categories: Education

It’s that time of year again!  The holiday season.  With so many activities and events it can be difficult to manage one’s health and well-being. 

So what can you do to stay healthy this year?

1.     Be aware of your holiday stress points.  Do you find yourself taking on too much during the holidays or do you have certain family members that zap your energy?  If so, what choices do you have to make the situation more manageable?  Be sure to make time to recharge your batteries and decompress this holiday season.

2.     Keep Moving.  Staying physically active will help your body and brain function better.  Need help staying motivated?  Find an exercise buddy to help you stick with workout regimens or reward yourself with non-food items for reaching exercise goals.   

3.    Eat Well.  It’s ok to have those holiday goodies just remember to be mindful of how much of them you eat.  Also, balance out those indulgences with healthy and nutritious foods to keep you fueled for the holidays. 

4.    Tend to your body’s needs.  Stay mindful of how your body is feeling.  Are you having headaches, feeling sluggish, or having digestive issues?  These may all be signs that your body is trying to tell you it needs to be taken care of.  Learn which healthy stress relievers work for you and engage in them often.    

5.    Relax your mind and body.  Take a personal time out when things seem to be overwhelming.  For example, take five minutes to breathe deeply and scan your body from head to toe.  If you notice any areas of tightness take a few minutes to stretch and refocus.   

Lindsey Wright
Communications Director
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

 

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