The festive season is upon us, literally less than a month away. The question many may ask is how do I resist the table with all the tasty trimmings during the holidays? Our first piece of advice to you is to start with reading the below:
Be mindful about what you’re eating and drinking. During the festive season we get carried away with all the festivities and eat and drink in celebration and not because we are hungry or thirsty. This leads to new unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Alcohol is also another huge factor of the festive season and it is vital that you keep tabs on alcohol consumption. A good trick is to drink a glass of water in between alcoholic drinks. Interested in finding out more on the impact of alcohol on your health? Read more: alcohol-consumption-and-health.
Whilst it’s challenging to work out during the festive season, it’s not impossible. Try and make time for a sweat. Plan a workout regimen around your schedule, e.g. schedule a routine 10- or 15-minute walk or a cycle in the morning and evening, indoor exercises such as push-ups, skipping or squats. Tip: try doing 20 squats after each bathroom break so it becomes habit.
Eating and drinking in a nutritious way can also be merry. Water is a necessity. Try and incorporate fruit and veggies in and between your meals. You can also try one of the spring ready salads available on the Bestmed blog simply click on spring ready salad recipes. If you are in need of diet tips for the festive season look no further than this article to get you shorts and vests ready. Tip: download an app which will help remember to drink water during day.
It is important that we listen to our bodies. It will give you signs that you need to rest, need to stretch, need to sleep, need to keep moving. The body warns you about physical and emotional stresses and illnesses. The importance of listening to your body is highlighted in our article about wellness from the waist up.