Even people who have lots of willpower ease up a bit over the holidays. With all the visiting family, relaxing with friends, sweet treats and snacks, and the irregular schedule it’s not surprising that many people gain a little weight over the holiday break. But don’t fret, there are easy ways to fight back.
- Stand up and move a little
Sitting for too long is definitely bad for your health. Simply getting up and moving around for 5 minutes every 60 minutes can help alleviate all the negative effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time. It doesn’t have to be much, just stand up and pace a little bit, it’s good for you!
- Drink lots of water
It’s so important to stay hydrated during the holidays. With all the extra alcohol and other treats it’s easy to get dehydrated. Even slight dehydration can zap away your energy and steal your motivation to get some exercise, so begin your day with a big glass of clean filtered water and drink frequently throughout the day.
- Exercise in the morning
Your schedule can be a frazzled jumble over the season and that can make it tough to squeeze in a workout. It’s best to get up a little early and get some exercise before the chaos begins, and that way there’s no excuses and it’s done for the day.
Plan a couple of super healthy meals in whenever you can and pack along some healthy snacks on outings such as veggies and nuts. This way you won’t fall trap to being overly hungry and faced with temptation.
- Get rid of the all or nothing mindset
Health doesn’t need to be an on the wagon, off the wagon roller coaster ride. Simple healthy choices made as frequently as possible are the key. If you do indulge, don’t beat yourself up and end up bingeing. Allow yourself some treats because life needs a little pleasure.
If you are feeling a little unhealthy after the Christmas Holidays, be sure to visit our Chiropractic and Health Center in Murfreesboro to help get you back in track in the new year.