It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends, though the extra demands can be challenging. To stay positive and enjoy yourself more, put your health at the top of your gift list. Use the tips below to keep your spirits high and your health a priority this holiday season.

  • Don’t let the holidays tempt you to overindulge. Avoid mindlessly consuming sweet snacks and party food, as well as alcohol. Avoid super-sized portions. Eat slowly at festive occasions and recognize when you’ve had enough.
  • Don’t skip exercise. A core workout or brisk walk may relieve stress, boost energy and aid sleep. Encourage others to get up and join you.
  • Deflect flu bugs. Your exposure to viruses increases during the holidays with greater exposure to more people. Avoid those who are obviously contagious, coughing and sneezing. Wash your hands often and keep them away from mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Unwind in 5 minutes. Sitting quietly, close your eyes and allow each muscle group to loosen and relax, starting with your face, neck and shoulders with arms and hands loose at your side. Flatten your feet and feel your thighs sink into your chair. Breathe slowly and deeply.
  • Finally, take charge of your traditions. Break with holiday habits that no longer inspire you or choose simpler ones that strengthen the meaning of this special time for you.

Enjoy the recipe of the week:

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark!  

 

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