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Here's How to Stay Well This Holiday Season

By Virginia Laird

While the holidays may be a fun time, it also brings with it many concerns. It is the beginning of flu season. With each holiday party that you attend, you are exposed to a cocktail of germs. Health and wellness experts admit that staying healthy throughout this time of year can happen with the implementation of a few healthy habits.

  • Hydration can help
  • Consume Vitamin C daily
  • Have a bedtime and stick to it

Hydration Can Help

Research suggests that staying well has much to do with maintaining proper hydration. The body needs to be properly hydrated to function appropriately. When the body functions at its best, it can fight illness and flush out toxins. Health and wellness experts suggest that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces each day. For those who find drinking plain water to be a struggle, it may be wise to start giving flavored water a chance. Start making hydration and drinking plenty of water a top priority right away. 

Consume Vitamin C Daily

Research suggests that consuming Vitamin C can be beneficial to fighting off illness. For some, this includes adding foods saturated with this vitamin. Still, others choose to take supplements to help ensure the body gets its full daily dose. It is always a great idea to visit with your healthcare provider before selecting a supplement to add to your daily routine. The next time you head out to the supermarket, drop by the vitamin aisle and consider adding oranges and tomatoes to your shopping list. 

Have a Bedtime and Stick to It

Having a bedtime that can ensure you get enough sleep is always a good idea. However, throughout the holidays it can be even more vital. The stress of the holidays can be enough to bring sleep to a slow and steady decrease. The body needs sleep to function, as well as stay healthy. It is suggested that you should get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Although this can prove to be a battle as you party your way through the holidays, start today giving yourself a bedtime and stick to it. 

Now is as good of time as any to begin making your health a top priority. Good luck and happy holidays!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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