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Boost Your Holiday Health With This Advice

By Brandi Goodman 

Your health may not be the first thing on your mind as the holidays approach. You may instead only have thoughts of all you have to do and the things you'll get to eat as the festivities approach. Your health and well-being should always be a priority though, holiday or not. Boost your holiday health with this advice if you want to feel well enough to celebrate.

Distance Yourself From the Food Table

There needs to be an area away from where the food is. This gives you the space to distance yourself from the food table so you aren't tempted to continue grabbing things to eat. A full plate of food and a small snack later is all you really need to fill your belly. More than that is just extra calories you'll have to struggle to burn off later. 

Get Dancing

What's a party without music? Turn up the tunes and get dancing. It's a great way to liven up your celebration all while getting exercise. You can burn off the calories consumed and have fun in the process. 

Eat Before the Meal

Never avoid eating all day because you know you have a large meal to eat later. Doing so will almost undoubtedly ensure you overeat. Eat a small meal before the large meal to come later. It will keep your stomach satisfied for now and prevent you from overdoing it later. 

Add Fruits and Vegetables to Your Plate

Sure, that stuffing might look great but it's loaded with calories and sodium. Add fruits and vegetables to your plate first so you have less room for the more fattening options. If you do want those other dishes, just grab a bite or two of each for you to try. You'll get to enjoy the things you like without eating an abundant amount.

Fuel Up for Shopping

Shopping is a common activity during the holidays. You most likely have at least a few gifts to purchase. Fuel up for shopping so you're less likely to want to overindulge at the food court or next door at the fast food place on your way home. Bring a snack from home along as well so you can have something to boost your energy if you're out a while. Veggies, fruits, nuts, and whole grains are the best options. Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated as well.

The holidays are a struggle for many when it comes to health. Don't let them. Consider a few tips and help yourself make the most of the holiday season while still keeping your well-being in mind. You'll be able to enjoy the holidays easier if you're feeling healthy and well.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gold River, Calif.

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