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3 Healthy Habits You Need This Holiday

By Virginia Laird

Although this is not the time of year many would choose to set out on a path to improve health and wellness, it is never a bad idea to tackle this. While others may choose to skip out on making healthy habits a reality, health and wellness experts suggest that keeping habits throughout the holiday season is a great way to ensure you stay healthy while enjoying the holidays. A few habits these professionals suggest you add to your daily routine include:

  • Choose water when possible
  • Make it a priority to workout
  • Rest, sleep is vital to your health

Choose Water When Possible

Although your holiday gatherings will be littered with a variety of beverages that offer calories, it is best that you choose water when possible. Health and wellness experts suggest that water is the best choice when it comes to improving your health and managing your waistline. Because water is a zero calorie beverage, it can help you curb your appetite while quenching your thirst without adding to your calorie consumption. It is suggested that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. For those who do not love water, this can be like climbing a mountain. Rather than trying to tackle this feat in one day, add a little water each day to your diet until you have reached your goal.

Make It a Priority to Work Out

Exercise is vital, especially during the holiday season. As you consume the plethora of holiday food available, it is necessary to burn off some of these calories. Making time to exercise is recommended by health and wellness experts across the nation. While you may not have time to hit the gym there is plenty of time to walk or jog through your neighborhood. Make sure that you find at least 20 minutes daily to get some exercise. This can help improve your health drastically.

Rest, Sleep, Are Vital to Your Health

Although sleep can prove to be a difficult thing to come by throughout the holiday season, it is necessary that you find time to get enough rest. There are a variety of reasons and excuses that will keep you burning the midnight oil over the next few months. However, health and wellness experts advise that it is necessary you find time to get enough sleep. Many professionals suggest that the average adult get at least 6 hours of sleep each night. However, there are plenty of adults who require much more than this. Make sure you are prioritizing sleep; it can keep you healthy.

Start today making your health a priority.

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

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