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3 Healthy Holiday Habits

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever wondered how to keep your health in check as you gorge yourself of every holiday delight in view? The answer to this seemingly complicated issue can be quite simple. Health and wellness experts suggest that following a few guidelines throughout the holiday season can help prevent you from losing sight of your overall health. A few tips suggested by these professionals include:

  • Keep sleep a priority throughout the season
  • Exercise is necessary
  • Focus on the fun rather than food

Keep Sleep a Priority Throughout the Season

As the holiday season gets in full swing you may find more reason to burn the midnight oil. However, health and wellness experts advise that getting enough sleep throughout these busy months is vital. Not only is this time of year fast-paced, it is also flu season. Experts suggest that getting enough sleep is one way to help you fight off and prevent illness. Sleep experts recommend that the average adult gets at least six hours of sleep each night. However, there are plenty who need more sleep than this. Make sure you start making time to get enough sleep each night.

Exercise is Necessary

This is the season for staying busy. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays you may find your energy levels depleted as well as a strain on your overall health. For this reason, experts suggest that making time to get exercise routinely is necessary. Fitness gurus advise that the average person should attempt to get at least four workouts each week. This can come in the form of swimming, taking a fitness class, or a simple jog through your neighborhood. No matter what your exercise routine is, make sure you get plenty of it on a regular basis.

Focus on the Fun Rather than Food

For many across the nation, the holidays are a time to look forward to a variety of specialty foods. If you are one who gets excited about the holidays because of the food that is sure to be on the menu, it is time to think again. Health and wellness experts advise that focusing on the food during the holiday season can encourage overeating. Rather than focusing on the food that is sure to be limitless, it is best to focus on the company and fun to be had. Of course, you will enjoy a variety of foods, treats, and snacks but it is more important that you learn to enjoy these parties without consuming everything in sight.

Now you are prepared to make this year’s holiday festivities fun without the worry of falling off the healthy path you have established. Good luck and happy holiday season!

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

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