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Holidays and Your Health: Are You Ready?

By Virginia Laird

As the holidays charge ahead, quickly making their way in sight, it is necessary that you begin to consider the many things you can do to maintain good health throughout the season. Like many others, you are sure to be faced with a wide array of sweets and treats that can tempt even the strongest of individuals. Still, there are plenty who prefer to enjoy these delicious delicacies rather than constantly counting calories. Health and wellness experts say that there are plenty of tips to follow that can help you keep your overall health in check. These tips include:

  • Make time to exercise
  • Keep a food journal
  • Avoid drinking your calories

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise is imperative as you focus on your health and wellness. Routine exercise can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, as well as a healthy blood pressure. Working out daily promotes weight management, which can impact a variety of illnesses that can prove to be problematic for far too many. Experts say that you should find at least 20 minutes of exercise each day to maintain and promote wellness. This can be time spent at the gym or walking/jogging through your neighborhood. 

Keep a Food Journal

Writing down what you eat is a great way to track your calories. Throughout the holidays, you are sure to be surrounded by a good many treats that are sure (when indulged in endlessly) to cause weight gain that can hamper your health. For this reason, experts say that keeping a food journal can help keep you on track. This is the simple task of writing down everything you consume on a daily basis. This can help you evaluate where you can cut back or improve in your diet. 

Avoid Drinking Your Calories

It is reported that many consume a great many calories through a variety of beverages. These include adult beverages, hot cocoa, juices, and much more. Instead, it is advised that you stick to relying on water, for the most part. It is suggested that you consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. This is the best way to ensure proper hydration, and help curb your appetite for beverages loaded with calories. 

With these tips, you are sure to be ready to keep your health on point throughout the holiday season. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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